Ms. Whitnall, a participant of the RESTART program, was able to successfully maintain employment for more than 90 days. Upon successfully maintaining her employment and increasing her monthly income, Ms. Whitnall was no longer in need of TANF benefits. As a RESTART participant, she was also able to improve her communication skills through the Toastmasters speech craft program.

She stated, “Toastmasters brought me out of my shell and helped me open up…” She also stated that coming to the Workforce Center to help her find a job was a blessing. “I was looking for work and you all helped me get access to jobs that I did not have access to.”

In addition, her case manager was able to help Ms. Whitnall improve her interview skills, budgeting and money management, as well as her ability to manage conflicts on the job and in everyday situations.

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