Coloradoan article by Sarah Kyle: If you’re an employee of Columbine Health Systems, Sarah Morrison-Cohen wants you to know that she’s in your corner.
Whether it’s a car that keeps breaking down, financial struggles or personal matters, she’s going to do everything she can to connect you to the resources you need to solve your problems and let you focus on work.
And it’s completely confidential.
Morrison-Cohen is the first of her kind: a navigator. Employed by Larimer County Workforce Center through a grant by the Bohemian Foundation, she’s stationed at Columbine Health Systems, which has about 1,100 senior residents receiving medical and other aid and housing, as part of a pilot program of Bridges to Success.
The idea is that by addressing issues that impact an employee’s ability to work and by taking a more personal approach than provided by a human resources office, Morrison-Cohen can keep more low-wage earners in a job and moving up in a job. The concept is intended to prevent and stop the cycle of poverty.