Success Stories

A woman with 3 children under 5 years of age separated from a 7 year marriage due to domestic violence. She needed to upgrade her computer skills in order to return to the workforce.  To her advantage, she had prior corporate work experience and a BA degree.  After completing the computer training program she was able to obtain full time employment in sales with wages starting at $50,000 annually.  Her employment has allowed her to move from her parents’ home and obtain nearby housing for her and her children.

A woman came to the CLTC after separating from an 8 year relationship that became physically abusive.  Her only housing option was for her and her young son to move in with her parents.  She stated she had overcome prior substance abuse of opioids and alcohol and the mental and physical limitations of being bipolar and having fibroid myalgia. 

Determined to move forward and overcome these obstacles, she successfully attended and completed the CLTC’s computer class and was assisted financially with the cost of childcare in order to attend this training program.  She recently obtained part-time employment in an office.  She continues to work with the CLTC with the goal of attending a formal training program in order to ultimately become financially independent. 


Who is a Displaced Homemaker?

Displaced homemakers are individuals who have worked in the home for a number of years and, due to divorce, separation, death or disability of a spouse or partner, now find themselves as the primary source of household income. In many cases, Displaced Homemakers may be underemployed and unable to support either themselves or their children. After having lost their primary source of financial support, Displaced Homemakers may need to return to the workforce.

Displaced homemaker programs help these women obtain or upgrade skills for today's labor market. The goal is to help them become economically self-sufficient by providing education, job readiness training, networking, outreach, referrals and emotional support. Local programs draw on a wide range of contacts within their communities to aid Displaced Homemakers find the assistance they need.

Programs include:

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