We’re proud of the work we’ve been able to accomplish and thankful for the generosity of our supporters as we move toward a brighter future. The numbers below represent an overview of 2022 for Proteus programs.

National Farmworker Jobs Program

The NFJP provides farmworkers and their families who qualify with resources to achieve a credential, get employed, and achieve self-sufficiency.  

“They helped me out through college. They were there when I most needed someone.”

Luis Uribe

400+ farmworkers benefited from education assistance and job training across all 3 states in 2022.

78% average employment rate after exiting the program in 2022.

68.5% average credentialed rate across Iowa, Indiana, and Nebraska in 2022.

Agricultural Health Program

The Agricultural Health program provides agricultural workers and anyone in their household with access to affordable health care. 

“If we didn’t have Proteus, in reality we would not be getting treatment.”

Martha Mendoza

3,139 clinic visits

1,657 COVID Tests Distributed. 76 in-office COVID tests.

90% of our patients are 200% or below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)

1,114 patients receiving health care services.

Services Received in 2021

Medical: 1,751

Dental: 26

Behavioral Health: 31

Enabling: 1,320

Vision: 73

Health and Safety Training

The Health and Safety Training Program provides farmworkers with life-saving information about pesticide exposure, heatstroke/heat stress prevention, and COVID-19 prevention and mitigation strategies.

Farmworkers Trained in 2022

IOWA: 2,883

INDIANA: 3,025


Food Security 2022

The food security program provides families in central Iowa with access to nutritious meals.  

475 Households served

1,266 Individuals served


We think our approach works wonders. But you don’t have to take our word for it! Below are a few testimonials from members of our community.

I come from a long line of farmworkers. I moved to Indiana about 5 years ago and that was my first run-in with Proteus. I was working weeding fields for farmers in North Judson, Indiana and I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. Once I gained access to Proteus and Jesusa through the programs that they offer, I was able to go through two years of school, gain my associate degree in criminal justice, and am now on my way to attaining my bachelor’s degree.