Heathier Lives

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More than making ends meet — Famatta

“I had a four-year degree, yet was stuck in a job that only required a high school diploma. Getting help from RESOURCE enabled me to regain confidence, interview better, and network the right way – to just take chances. Now, I have a job with a salary that has helped me pay my debts. I can do things with my daughter and dream about the future.”

NEED
34674
adults and 66,189 children in Minnesota receive public assistance (December 2013)
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Nearly 50% of people diagnosed with mental health disorders have a substance abuse problem
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83% of individuals RESOURCE served had annual household incomes at or below the federal poverty guidelines
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Achieving a livable wage — Jim

“Getting my A+ and Network+ certifications is what I needed. The interview coaching proved particularly helpful, and I was able to negotiate a good, starting hourly wage as a desktop support technician at a really good company. I am able to show my employer that I can do this and deliver the work!”

REACH
20000
individuals received employment services, career education, and chemical and mental health services
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people received employment and support services to help move off of welfare
6246
individuals and children benefited from RESOURCE’s chemical and mental health services
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Recovery helped me get my life back — Linda

“This place makes you stronger. I needed help to beat a meth addiction of 22 years. You have to really want to change. RESOURCE provided freedom and the right support for recovery. I am able to focus on being positive now and look to the future.”

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Achieving my dream job — DeAndre

“I told my grandmother that if I didn’t make it to the NFL, I wanted to become a barber. I grew up in the ghetto. I’ve done some stuff I’m not proud of. I’m a father now, and I want to be better for my kids. I couldn’t have gone to school, got my job, and now support my kids… without RESOURCE’s help.”