Anyone can lose their way.

When someone slides into poverty it may seem to happen all at once or, more commonly, there’s a gradual decline in circumstances caused by … well, it can seem like everything.

Anyone can lose their way.

When someone slides into poverty it may seem to happen all at once or, more commonly, there’s a gradual decline in circumstances caused by … well, it can seem like everything.

Just imagine...

No matter how it happens, no person experiencing poverty is facing just one challenge keeping them down. Multiple factors act on one another to exacerbate the effects and causes of poverty.

A multi-generational challenge.

Poverty due to a sudden hardship — such as joblessness or medical bills caused by the COVID-19 pandemic — is called situational poverty. Cases such as these make up approximately 20% of Cincinnati Work’s Members.

80% of CW Members come from backgrounds of poverty.

The challenges are different — something that Cincinnati Works founders wrestled with understanding in the early days of their mission. How can someone believe in their own possibility for advancement if they’ve only seen inertia?

multi-generational

A job is just the beginning.

Get a Job

Often, when a person does not have a job, it’s not for lack of trying. But by having partnerships with area businesses and job connection professionals, we help people apply existing skills and acquire new ones in order to gain employment.

Keep a Job

The skills needed to perform a job are one thing, but circumstances often conspire to make keeping it difficult. Transportation, childcare, unhelpful habits, or trauma, among many other factors, can get in the way. We provide services and counseling to help people maintain their new position.

Advance

The first step in advancement is creating a vision of what that looks like for each individual to help them overcome the feeling of “I just can’t get ahead.” Counseling and coaching may be necessary at this stage, but our Members have proven over and over that the cycle of poverty can be broken.

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See how some of our Members are doing now.

Steve Nutley

Steve Nutley connected with Cincinnati Works through the coach on-site at Kutol Products. At the time, he had no transportation, no credit and no savings. He was in danger of losing his job because he

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Juanita Guilford

When Juanita Guilford was offered a job as a Patient Care Representative earlier this month, she declined it. After 11 years working in housekeeping at The Christ Hospital, the thought of switching roles made her

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Barry Hampton

As he kept a vigil beside his son’s hospital bed, Barry Hampton filled yellow legal pads with the thoughts that rushed through him. Prayers for his son’s health, anger at the incident that changed their

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