We’re only as successful as our clients. Like Sue…
Sue, a 48 year old, moved from California to Las Vegas in 2014 in hopes of finding employment. All of her past work history was in construction and with the economic downturn Sue was unable to find employment. Sue worked day labor jobs hoping to keep a roof over her head.
Time for Some Help
Eventually, Sue became homeless and began sleeping in her car with her dog. All of her adult life Sue had been able to provide for herself without asking for help. After almost a year of living in her car, Sue finally decided that she needed help and sought out FIT services.
FIT was able to pay for solar panel training and transportation assistance. In addition, FIT contacted a local women’s shelter that accepted dogs and Sue was finally able to feel safe at night. She completed training, obtained her state solar panel certification, and became employed. Due to Sue’s certification and past work history she soon became a foreman on the job-site, making $23 an hour. She has now moved out of the shelter into her own apartment and is able to care for her fur baby.
However, we also know that a client’s economic success can be measured.
We have three objective quantitative measurements of a client’s success and of FIT’s accomplishments:
- The number of clients employed annually;
- The amount by which clients’ annual income increased; and
- The amount by which clients’ demand on public assistance decreased.
Experience has shown us that every year following successful employment, FIT employed will be able to be self-sufficient without requiring public assistance. Furthermore, their earnings will generally increase until the date of their retirement.