Climb Wyoming’s mission is for low-income single mothers to discover self-sufficiency through career training and placement. Developed over the past 36 years, Climb’s comprehensive program isn’t just about getting a job – it’s about financial independence for struggling mothers and changing the generational cycle of poverty one family at a time.

The Program

  • Climb's Comprehensive Approach

Gaining Stability for Work

Climb helps single mothers in crisis develop tools to calm the toxic stress and chaos of poverty and find stability. Our support brings moms one step closer to work readiness, even if they’re not yet in one of our job training programs.

The Jobs

Meeting Wyoming's Workforce Needs

Climb graduates significantly contribute to Wyoming businesses with their resilience, skills, and motivation to work in industries that bolster the state’s economy.

  • Filling the Gap

    Climb graduates are filling jobs in Wyoming’s workforce during a critical labor shortage, especially in healthcare and transportation.

  • Since 1986, Climb graduates
    have contributed more than
    44 million hours of work to Wyoming’s economy.

The Path to Self-Sufficiency: Two Years After Climb

After just three months, Climb graduates are starting new careers and discovering new lives. After two years, they are continuing an upward trend, earning self-sufficient wages and benefits that allow them to transition off public assistance and provide financial stability for their children.

  • Graduate Wage Progression

    When moms begin training, most are unemployed. Those who are
    working* are typically in low-wage jobs with little potential for growth.

  • Food Stamp Usage

    81% of graduates using food stamps before Climb have decreased their dependence.

  • Health Insurance

    Graduate access to private health insurance triples.

breaking the cycle of generational poverty

Poverty that is passed down from one generation to the next creates significant barriers to job success, trapping low-income single mothers and their children in a cycle that Climb participants are ready to break. When you help a single mother get back on her feet, the effect lasts for generations.

  • Children benefit when parents increase their education and income. They have greater access to academic and extracurricular activities, more stable schedules at home, and role models for career success.