Ruth first came to Mid Florida Community Services (MFCS) for electric assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). She was helped by an MFCS Case Manager who discussed the benefits of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program. Ruth informed her Case Manager that she was currently a Certified Home Health Aide, but unable to obtain clients to earn a living, and wanted to complete her Certified Nursing Assistant License. MFCS provided tuition assistance for a Certified Nursing Assistant Program and paid for the State Examination and background check. After passing the State exam, she secured a position as Certified Nursing Assistant at a local health care facility. MFCS’ Case Manager also assisted Ruth in obtaining childcare through the Early Learning Coalition for her four children. Ruth expressed, “With help from the Family Self-Sufficiency Program, I earned my Certified Nursing Assistant License and obtained a job almost immediately thereafter. I make more money and am able to cut back on hours so I can spend more time with my kids.”