The Deaf Mentor Family Program is improving children’s quality of life, Wilder Research report finds. In a study released in August, Wilder Research surveyed Lifetrack’s Deaf Mentor Family Program participants and found that 85% of families felt their children’s quality of life had improved because of the program.
Lifetrack and the Diaper Bank of Minnesota have partnered to help more low-income families collect the diapers they need. The Diaper Bank of Minnesota is a volunteer-based organization that was founded in 2010 to help address diaper need—an problem that 1/3 of all Minnesota families face. Diapers and supplies can cost up to $1,000 a year--it’s a heavy expense that many low-income families cannot afford.
With Allianz’s help, Lifetrack is able to teach participants how to use the banking system, how to save for retirement, how to buy a house or car and how to establish good credit history. With these tools, more Minnesotans are able to work towards financial independence and create stable, happy homes for their families.
In a strategic plan to reduce racial disparities in employment, the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development awarded Lifetrack funding to strengthen a career pathways program. This program helps individuals from diverse backgrounds gain skills training as Certified Nursing Assistants and offers employment support, like resume assistance, interview coaching and help with job placement.