Here is an example of how Outreach's research-based programs give individuals and families the tools to move themselves toward stability and economic self-sufficiency:
A home-visiting case worker began working with a financially struggling family with a two-year-old and 12-month-old baby nearly two years ago. The mother suffered from depression and both parents were unemployed. Outreach does not provide mental health counseling, but we do all we can to provide participants with resources they need. Our case manager brought a list of counseling facilities along to her home visit and Mom started attended counseling. Additionally, the case manager brought the Outreach comprehensive weekly job listings with her to her visits and helped the parents apply for job. Mom eventually was hired as a receptionist and now, a year later, is applying for an assistant manager position within the same company. Dad also found a full-time job. Additionally, their two-year-old son transitioned into a Head Start Center and the one-year-old transitioned from the home-based services to an Early Head Start Center so the parents both could work and earn a meaningful family income. The latest update from this family is that they are in the process of buying their first house. The hard work necessary to turn their lives around came from the parents themselves. Our research-based, home-visiting program and case manager just offered the tools this family needed to set itself on the path to success!