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

Upcoming Trainings

Professional Careers

Location: Teton Area Type: Professional Career Training Information Meeting: Tuesday, August 7, 5 p.m., Star Valley Community Center 107736 Hwy 89, Etna OR Wednesday, August 15, 5 p.m., Climb Wyoming 255 E. Simpson, Jackson (Pizza provided. Childcare not provided--please plan accordingly.) Start Date: September 2018 Let us match you with a job that fits your interests, strengths and priorities—we’ll support you every step of the way. Training includes a range of office administration skills in a variety of industries, including construction. Commuters welcome! We work with moms in Teton, Sublette and Lincoln counties. Our information meeting is the first step in the application process so don’t miss!

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Success Stories

Tiffany

# of Kids: 1 Previous Occupation: Unemployed Previous Wage: Unemployed Current Occupation: Office Manager/Wyoming Landscape Current Wage: $32,760/year Tiffany completed Climb's Office Careers training.

“I always dreaded job interviews. They made me self-conscious, and I always got nervous and didn’t know what to expect. I think I avoided them whenever I could. When I started Climb and the staff said that we’d be practicing interviews, I got really anxious. I did three ‘mock interviews,’ and they all felt like the real thing. When Climb staff and volunteer interviewers said I’d done great, that really gave me confidence. When I went in for my real interview, it was easy. There were three people from the company asking me questions, and I wasn’t even nervous. I just felt really well prepared. They didn’t ask me anything that I wasn’t ready to answer. Climb definitely challenged me to overcome my fears about the job application and hiring process. But there was a tremendous amount of support, too. It was a powerful combination for me.”

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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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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.

$2,492

Is the average monthly income after the Climb program. The average before was $1,038.

74%

of participants are employed in higher paying jobs two years after Climb program completion. 46% are employed before participating.

32%

of participants are on food stamps two years after Climb program completion, whereas 52% percent were on food stamps before starting the program.

13%

of participants are on public healthcare two years after Climb program completion, compared to 32% of participants on public healthcare before participating.

Employer Partners

Aspen Physical Therapy
Children’s Learning Center
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole
Emerg-A-Care
FastTrax Permitting, LLC
Jackson Whole Family Health
Jackson Whole Grocer
Jade’s Heating and Plumbing
LR Computer Services
Lucky’s Market
Premier Green Cleaning Services
St. John’s Living Center
St. John’s Medical Center
Senior Center of Jackson Hole

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