Anything is Possible With PHOCAS
Upon receipt of the HPOG award through DHHS/Administration for Children and Families, WIB 83 was charged with the task of providing healthcare education/training and supportive services to TANF and low-income individuals. The directives issued by DHHS/ACF were clear. The HPOG (Health Profession Opportunity Grants) were to develop programs tailored to focus on individualized education and training to address each participant’s needs, rather than developing a one strategy “fits-all” approach. WIB83 responded by creating the PHOCAS Project (Professional Healthcare Opportunities—Careers And Support). With exceptional training and employment outcomes, PHOCAS has positively impacted, not just the lives of its participants and their families, but the entire 11-parish region of northeast Louisiana. This is one of our many success stories!