Client Stories

The following stories demonstrate the huge impact that the Working Families Success Network of North Texas (WFSNT) is having on clients seeking assistance from or network of agencies. To protect the clients’ identities, we have used a first name only or, in some cases, changed the client’s name.


Eric was a successful electrician. But his career came to a halt when a serious car wreck left him injured and out of a job. He turned to Metrocrest Services, whose mission is to help people in crisis get back on their feet and sustain their independence. There he got financial coaching and employment counseling. That led to his acceptance into Per Scholas, a local nonprofit IT training program. Finishing near the top of his class, Eric landed a job immediately after his certification. Now he works with Microsoft and continues to work with his coach at Metrocrest to build his financial future.

Eric’s employment success was partly the result of a partnership between Metrocrest and Communities Foundation through its Working Families Success (WFS) program. Through WFS, participating receive tools and knowledge to help their clients overcome barriers to achieve long-term financial stability.

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