Climb Wyoming’s Teton Area program was established in 2004, and serves moms in Teton, Sublette and Lincoln counties. The program has trained women in office and health­care careers.

Contact Information

255 East Simpson | PO Box 9494
Jackson, WY 83002
Phone: (307) 733-4088
Email: teton@climbwyoming.org

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Success Stories

Karina

# of Kids: 1 Previous Occupation: Food Service Previous Wage: $1,102/month Current Occupation: Receptionist, Women's Health Center and Family Care Clinic Current Wage: $2,773/month Karina completed Climb's Office Careers training.

“I was born in Mexico City and moved to the U.S. with my family. I worked for many years at a local restaurant, but when my son was born, my 12-hour shifts meant that I never saw him. I cried every night when I came home because he didn’t want me to hold him. I didn’t think he loved me. Climb was my first time in counseling. It allowed me to finally talk through past trauma, and Climb referred me to continue my therapy, something that has helped me find success in my personal life and at work. Life is a lot better for us. My new schedule has me home with my son so much more. He’s happier—I can tell he’s glad that momma is with him. For me, Climb wasn’t just about the money, it was about that time with my son.”

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Gloria

# of Kids: 3 Previous Occupation: Housekeeper Previous Wage: $364/month Current Occupation: Front Desk Receptionist, Emerg A Care Jackson Hole Current Wage: $2,946/month Gloria completed Climb's Medical Office Careers training.

“I was working in housekeeping before Climb. It was stressful because I did double shifts so was working in the morning and then at night. I didn’t see my kids and they would always ask, ‘When are you coming back?’ They didn’t want to go to school and were fighting a lot. I was mentally and physically drained. At Climb, it was okay to say what you thought, and there was no judgment. We got connected to community resources like counseling for my kids. It used to be that I’d ask for help and get down about it—now I can pick up the phone. I’d never had a mock interview, it was always, ‘Here’s a job you’re stuck with it.’ I have such great healthcare benefits now. I’m not as tired as I was and have energy to go home to my kids.”

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Kate

# of Kids: 2 Previous Occupation: Part-time cleaning and maintenance Previous Wage: $953/month Current Occupation: Fastrax Permit Service, LLC Current Wage: $3,120/month Kate completed Climb's Office Careers training.

“To the people who invest in Climb, I want to say that Climb is so helpful to families who really need it. It changes lives. I was working three part-time jobs that just weren’t doing it for our family. My daughter was getting bad stomachaches from the stress, and our living situation was not great. The women in my program had so many different stories— but I can truly say that we ALL came away with more confidence. Climb has given us the ability to hold our heads high and figure out our lives. You have given us the tools to provide for our families.”

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Staff

Amy Boillot

Contract Mental Health Provider

Having spent a decade supporting single moms in the Teton Area Climb program, Amy is inspired most by the profound changes that the women make in their lives. Her role is to facilitate those changes through individual and group counseling. Nothing is more rewarding to Amy than seeing the moms courageously show up authentically and face their barriers. When not at Climb, Amy is counseling children, adolescents and families in her private practice.

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Christy Thomas

Assistant Program Director

Christy has her master's degree in social work from Boise State University and 12+ years working to help families with children increase their well-being, skills and stability. Christy recently moved to the area and is soaking in the amazing, natural beauty of the Tetons. She enjoys hiking, local music, watching football, and going on winter adventures with her family! In her role with Climb, she helps manage the Teton Area program and serves as an advocate to connect participants to local resources.       

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Lauren Conrad

Program Director

Lauren joins Climb Wyoming after working with Habitat for Humanity in Jackson, most recently as assistant executive director. She has also served on the board of the Latino Resource Center.

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Results

On average, Climb graduates more than double their monthly income, reduce or remove their need for government assistance, and are still in jobs over two years after completing the program.

$2,317

Is the average monthly income for graduates two years after the Climb program. The average before was $1,123.

93%

of graduates were employed full-time at program end in 2018

85%

decrease in food stamp usage by participants two years after Climb

200%

increase in graduates on private health insurance two years after Climb

Employer Partners

Children’s Learning Center
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole
Evan’s Construction
Fastrax Permit Service, LLC
Hole Family Eye Care
Jackson Whole Grocer
Jade’s Heating and Plumbing
St. John’s Living Center
Star Valley Medical Center
The Senior Center of Jackson Hole
UPS Store – Teton

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