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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: People Helping People is dedicated to reducing the number of children living in poverty by teaching low-income women, primarily single mothers, how to earn an adequate income through stable employment that pays a living wage.

Results: Each year People Helping People asks graduates to participate in a survey measuring their employment status. Last year, graduates reported that: 92% were employed full-time, 59% were with the same employer for more than 3 years, 60% received at least one raise with an average of $1.30 per hour, 93% have health insurance offered through their employer, 40% received employee of the month or other employment recognition, and 40% completed or were enrolled in programs to further their education or training. Program completion and survey statistics are summarized in our annual report, published in August.

Target demographics: low-income women and single mothers

Direct beneficiaries per year: raised awareness to 5000+ people, 546 participated in our education workshops, recruited 60+ volunteers.

Geographic areas served: Salt Lake, Weber, Davis and Utah counties in Utah

Programs: Education program: our program gives low-income women the tools, knowledge, and self-confidence necessary to compete for better jobs, seek raises, promotions, and eventually earn an adequate income. Each single mom we help transition from welfare to adequate income saves our community between $5,000 and $20,000 annually.

Community Stories

35 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended a Single Mothers Seminar hosted by People-Helping-People in March, 2013 and was really impressed by the organized event including a variety of employer vendors and the keynote speaker was such an inspiring business woman. Unemployed from my elementary school after a combined 9 years in mid February, 2013 I have been registered with state and church employment centers. Upon invitation and attending an overview meeting at People-Helping-People, I knew this resource was the best fit for me. They have many workshops that have helped me to understand the dynamics of my barriers and how I can create action plans to overcome those barriers. The coaching and mentoring programs help individual clients to know how much is needed in wages to break even, identifying hard and soft skills through a personal history and resume building. The volunteer mentors and coaches genuinely care for all clients to facilitate growth and hope. The programs offered along with Junior League give incentive for unemployed and employed women to receive a complete outfit or additional outfits for their working wardrobe to help make a great impression for the first interview or career advancement. I have learned how some of my behaviors regarding employment have slowed my success. With acknowledgement of those ineffective behaviors with support of the organization and caring volunteers, and administration I feel more empowered to create a better life for my family. My skills and educational degrees in elementary education and special education are being professionally showcased through resume building. My confidence has increased tremendously so that I will succeed in obtaining the dream job that I have worked so hard for the last ten years. My passion to teach visually impaired children has been realized by being accepted to the U of U Special Education department for visual impairment endorsement program. The hopeful reality of my dreams coming true are met with wonderful coaches and mentors. This organization empowers many women and they make a difference in our lives and our families. Thank goodness for a resource that custom fits to it's clients. I'm grateful to be part of an organization that is determined to make a difference.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with People Helping People since 2002 when I first became aware of the program while representing the company I worked for at an employer meet and greet. I was very impressed with the work they did and felt that this could be a great opportunity for me to be involved with an organization that was set up to empower low-income women and help them to become successful in the workplace, something I am very passionate about. Coming from a background as a single, struggling mom I can relate to what these women are going through and I appreciate what this program can do for them.
Since my involvement with the program I have seen women who come in with a lot of self-doubt bloom into confident and successful women in both their personal lives and in the workplace. It has been incredibly rewarding to work with these women and see how their circumstance can change in such a positive way. I have done interview coaching, resume writing and personal histories as well as teaching workshops on various employment topics such as how to stand out in an interview, career pathing, best resume practices, and networking and I am always impressed at how motivated these women are to better their lives.
Being involved with People Helping People has been consistently rewarding. Hearing the success stories of women I have worked with just keeps me coming back. I love this program because I can see the positive impact it has on the community and the women and men we help and as well as their children. I will continue to volunteer for this program as long as they will have me.

Previous Stories
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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with People Helping People for over 10 years because they truly make a difference in the lives of women. Through one-on-one mentoring, individual coaching sessions and employment workshops women learn the skills they need to become successful, not only on the job, but in life. The rewards of working with such diverse and amazing women cannot be measured and the positive impact this program has on the lives of families is invaluable.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at People Helping People for two years because I find the experience very inspiring. The women and men who participate in the People Helping People employment program grow and succeed in many ways. They learn to be good employees who receive promotions and raises. Many of them are able to work into positions that allow them to get off of government assistance programs. Their children learn by their example and go to college instead of ending up on government assistance.

I gain more so much inspiration from each coaching session, workshop, and event!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with PHP for over 4 years and I love everything about this program. The staff, the WIW events, the awards ceremonies, the mentoring, the board meetings, the ESN meetings but most of all, I truly love the clients in this program. I have never seen such tenacity, determination, drive and dedication to create better lives for themselves and their families lives, it's beyond encouraging and inspiring. There are such beautiful people in this program that are making a difference in the world but changing starting with themselves. I am dedicated to the success of this program as a life long partner. I am a lifelong partner to PHP and will not only donate my personal funds and support them with my time but get as many partners and supporters on board with this initiative.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I hand been looking for an opportunity to volunteer for a few years. I have found People Helping People as an organization that I can truly get behind and support. They do remarkable things to benefit their community. I look forward to volunteering with them for many years to come.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with People Helping People over the past 17 years as a volunteer, mentor, coordinator, board member and advisor. Kayleen, the Executive Director, has such passion for this program! It shows in her work. She is very dedicated to the women, and men, in the community who need a little support to reach their potential and provide for their families. The efforts of her caring staff and volunteers truly makes a difference in the lives of hundreds of women and their children!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

By attending People Helping People I have a better self image. I feel that the program workshops and training has helped prepare me to better utilize my talents and skills and sell myself to employers. I found out what skills I have that I had discounted or didn't even thought I had. I would recommend this training to other people. I even referred my son to help him when he lost his job and encouraged him to find out what programs he could use to go back to school.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love this program. This is a place that understands what is I am going thru. I has taught me many different things. They help me with my job search. They have been a shoulder to cry on. Very caring people. I' glad they are here. They are very giving.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer coach and mentor with PHP for almost two years. Every time I meet a client or volunteer I am amazed at how well-tuned this organization is. As someone who does research for a living, I stand by my decision that this is one of the best tools for people working toward bettering themselves. PHP truly cares about the long-term success of its clients!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was laid off in January of 2014 and learned about People Helping People at a job fair. Their Program Structure has four phases: 1 - Employment Preparation, 2 - Mentoring, 3-Participation in an Employment Strategies Network, and Phase 4 - Membership to the Women's Professional Network.

This program is to help with not only finding a job, but also providing skills to keep a job and grow your career. I recommend it for any job seeker needing support during their job search or anyone who has a job but wants to get a better job. The tools, training, workshops, networking opportunities, coaching, and mentoring are just some of the benefits of the program. I also enjoyed making new friends along the way.

PHP's contact number is 801-583-5300, www.phputah.org.

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a former volunteer for People Helping People, I was able to witness first-hand the tremendous impact they have on their clients as well as the community. I hope to volunteer again in the future when time permits since I really believe in their mission. Not only do the participants become better educated, more self-sufficient, and confident, the community as a whole benefits when these individuals no longer rely on public assistance and consume these scarce resources.

It is so rewarding to see people become empowered and stronger and People Helping People truly helps accomplish this for so many!