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.
A single mom thrives in a counseling career. Her favorite part of the job is the opportunity to help others. But with her drive to help others, she found a stable avenue to support herself. “Things are coming together more as far as being financially stable. I was actually thinking, boy, in a year we can actually go on a family vacation, which would have never happened before,” said Yvonne.