Self-sufficiency. Thatâs the goal in every interaction we have with families. When you're raised in poverty, it's hard to believe you could really have a different life. Single moms and dads can't afford to dream of a career. If a minimum wage job is all you're qualified for, then that's just what you do because the kids have to eat. You just do what you have to do to put food on the table, clothes on their bodies and a roof over their heads. Education and job-skills training are long-term solutions for families. We help adults with education and job training to ensure that when they leave Metro they will have the skills they need to support their family and have a good life.