Without some form of income, individuals and families are unlikely to escape homelessness and succeed on their own. Unfortunately however, homeless individuals are often faced with numerous barriers to obtaining and maintaining employment.
In order to overcome these barriers, we have established HELP II (the Homeless Employment and Life-skills Program). HELP II employs three case managers to provide employment readiness and training, as well as support to help clients maintain and improve their employment.
HELP II works closely with the Recycling, Clothing, and Food Services programs, offering onsite employment and job training to many of the homeless and formerly homeless men and women that we serve.
At least 200 adults are served by the HELP II program each year. Since 1997, over 2000 men and women have found housing and employment with support from this program.
Volunteers are needed for tutoring, job coaching, and life-skills classes.