What We Do

We empower families, transform communities


 Telamon | TRC disrupts the cycle of poverty by empowering families to overcome barriers to success. 


A future where families thrive and create a legacy of success and well-being. 


Telamon | TRC builds individual and community partnerships that inspire families to achieve: 

Educational success 

Foundations for a career pathway 

Financial management skills 

Affordable housing of choice 


Telamon | TRC is committed to embracing diversity and nurturing an inclusive and collaborative culture. Our promise is to be a catalyst for change, partnering with community resources and building on the strengths of the individuals and families we serve to create lasting, transformative change. We value and are committed to communicating with respect and transparency and following through with our commitments. We value those who participate in our programs and strive to demonstrate outstanding work through the services we provide. 


We promote early childhood education through our Head Start programs — and encourage parents — with diverse services, from child development education to family support services.

Telamon provides services primarily through Head Start centers in five states:
Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

Success Story: Single Mom Empowered by Education for her Son and Herself

Meet Merina. Formerly a nanny, Merina has always been interested in helping people. Since her aunt was
a retired paramedic and her grandma a retired nurse, Merina believes that service-oriented work is in her blood. Asa hardworking single mom, Merina needed support for her three-year-old son, Jaylin when she decided to pursue a career in the healthcare field.


We link youth and adults to educational opportunities that lead to better jobs and careers.

Telamon provides workforce training services in ten states:
Alabama, Georgia, Maryland-Delaware, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

Success Story: Determined Son thrives

Meet Carlos. The son of seasonal farmworkers who picked blueberries in the fields of Michigan, Carlos learned about Telamon when a team from Workforce & Career Services (WCS) visited his high school. He was a young man with a dream of owning his own construction company one day. As Carlos began the transition from high school to post-secondary education, he needed career guidance. He felt unprepared for the next step and at a disadvantage due to his economic situation. Even though he ranked third in his graduating class, his family couldn’t afford to pay for college tuition. He was a good student with an aptitude for math and he wanted to take higher level classes in engineering, his field of interest. He needed exposure to engineering concepts, drafting programs, and basic business skills to achieve his long-term goals. That’s when Carlos started his journey at Telamon’s WCS office in Michigan. Eligible for services through the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), he was connected to staff who quickly saw his determination and potential. Recognizing his academic strengths and ambitious attitude right away, staff member Guadalupe helped him to acquire a scholarship to assist with his college tuition. Throughout his college years, Guadalupe and Telamon staff provided Carlos with career guidance and access to financial support to help him complete his education.

Workforce & Career Services Help Youth Meet Academic and Career Goals


We provide support to individuals and families, leading to financial security, stable housing, and homeownership if they choose.

Telamon provides housing & financial empowerment services in eight states:
Georgia, Indiana, Maryland-Delaware, Michigan, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

Success Story: Patti changes her life.

Meet Patti. Upon meeting Patti, you’re immediately impressed by her optimism and zest for life. Telamon staff member Maggie has witnessed amazing changes in her client over the past eight years.

Patti learned about Telamon in 2014 when she and her boyfriend were homeless. With Maggie’s help, she found a townhouse through West Virginia’s low-income housing coalition. Living in addiction, her boyfriend’s repeated relapses led to the loss of the townhouse. The personal challenges she’d endured left her with emotional scars and serious debt.

After two difficult years, Patti ended her abusive relationship. Even though she was holding down two jobs, she was homeless and living in her car. She needed Telamon’s help more than ever. Without delay, Maggie stepped in to help her learn how to manage her money and improve her credit so that she could gain financial security. Patti also had to clear up several traffic violations and fines that her former boyfriend incurred while using her vehicle.

Housing & Financial Empowerment Helps Individuals and Families Build Financial Security


An important part of our mission is to be an engaged partner that contributes to the local community. That means working with community service providers to ensure our customers thrive. Won’t you join us?