Success Stories

Success stories are a compilation of staff written success stories and case studies that highlight our impact in rural communities.


  • A self-help participant’s success story

    After living in Grand County, Utah for three years, my family and I made the official move to Moab, Utah in 2015. Now, it was a great challenge. We took weeks, actually months, trying to secure housing.

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  • The Puff Factory ribbon-cutting and grand opening

    In May, as Jacqueline Alexander welcomed dozens of visitors to The Puff Factory ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony, her friend Adrienne Nelson lauded Alexander’s perseverance during the last three years, when it seemed the various obstacles she faced would prevent her from success.

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  • Jones Valley’s special day

    Jones Valley, Calif. – In 2013, John Van den Bergh, who was then the Fall River Valley Community Services District general manager, got a call from a California congressman who was both discouraged and hopeful about a seemingly insoluble problem in his district.

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  • RCAC loans help rural communities expand healthcare services

    Española, N. M. – When Felicia Rodriguez found herself pregnant at age 16, she was very nervous, as are many expectant mothers. And that didn’t change when in later years she gave birth to two more children. Despite the anxiety surrounding childbirth, Rodriguez also remembers the profound joy at the thought of her newborn. At each birth, Rodriguez was at a hospital, but as a Medicaid patient, she was still responsible for covering some of the costs. Moreover, there were logistics to consider …

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  • OverTime Sports Bar & Grill serves up entertainment in historic setting

    Battle Mountain, Nev. – Aside from the retro façade, with slanted posts that buttress the roof overhang at 870 Broad Street, the storefront is mostly unnoticeable. Nearby are gas stations, a bank, a liquor store and coffee shop. Like much else in this high desert plain, it would be easy to drive right by to your next appointment …

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