usually take people off welfare and give them a good, decent
job with some benefits. The majority are like, "I'm sick of
it. I don't want welfare anymore. I want to do something better
for me and my kids. I want to live a better life." Those are
the ones where we're, "Okay, we'll help you," and we'll take
them in our hands and help them to reach the goal that they
want to reach for themselves."
Terrell Cannon, Home Care Associates
Care Associates is a worker-owned company that hires and trains
former welfare recipients to be home health aides.
is a manufacturing company in Maine that hired low-income people,
including former welfare recipients, under an employment and training
agreement when it got a venture capital investment from Coastal