Rural Solutions, Colorado

Rural Solutions, Colorado, had a two-year Getting Ahead initiative for TANF-eligible residents in the 10 counties of northeast Colorado that produced 165 graduates, far exceeding the target of 90. Results:

  • Unemployment dropped from 60% to 42% by program completion.
  • All employed individuals were able to increase the hours worked at their jobs.
  • The percentage of participants reporting that they felt down or discouraged five or more times per month dropped from 33% to 19%.
  • Read more in this chapter from From Vision to Action.