Realizing Help IS Available

One challenge, one hurdle can easily discourage a lot of people. Unlike those people, LaShannon Appleby accepts each challenge as being exactly that – a challenge. As a young mother of an infant child, LaShannon understands her decisions do not just affect her future....

Building a New Life

Prior to the fall of 2012, Carol Jackson had expected to live her entire life on the island of St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands. After fourteen years of service as an Office Professional at a local oil refinery, she unexpectedly learned she was being laid off. With the...

Short-term Needs and Long-term Goals

Denitrea Crittenden was a 27-year-old, single mother of two, receiving public assistance to care for her young family when she first came to Workforce Solutions Capital Area to explore the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program.  Unfortunately, while she qualified,...

The Tools to Make a Positive Change

As an unemployed father of three, Heraldo Quiroz was no stranger to tough situations.  Having been out of works for nearly half a year, Heraldo lacked the tools and support he needed to get back on his feet, including providing child support.  As a part of the...