The Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Development Consortium Inc.’s HPOG Buffalo programVisit disclaimer page offers training for high-demand healthcare occupations to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and low-income adults.
Orisha Ali’s New York City life left her feeling like she was swimming upstream. Fortunately, she found her own conduit to success — a pipeline to her personal goals — through The Pipeline ProgramVisit disclaimer page , funded by the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program.
The HPOG program serves participants who are diverse in age, gender, native language, cultural background, and geographic location. Their challenges include few employment opportunities, financial stress, personal medical issues, and caring for dependent family members. Despite these challenges, with HPOG assistance, all of these individuals have taken the first steps on their chosen career paths in occupations such as nursing, health information, and laboratory technology. The healthcare field is enriched by the resilience and determination these new employees bring from their own experience.