Preparing for Employment

Our Bridge to Work program is focused on helping participants achieve upwardly mobile, career-oriented employment, rather than the low-wage, unskilled jobs many of them find themselves in. The program provides eager, hard-working adults with group training, one-on-one career counseling, and an annual job fair. The goal is for people to be better positioned to earn higher wages, be less dependent on public assistance, and become economically self-sufficient. This in turn will enable participants to sustain permanent housing and build assets for long-term financial security for their families.

"The course exceeded my expectations. The mentors gave me leads and the Director helped me to develop the financials. Entrepreneurship is for me!" — Participant

Professional Development

Taking it to the Next Level
"Evening workshops open more options for women trying to upgrade employment and interpersonal skills. The sessions rotate through such topics as how to complete applications, construct resumes, write letters and emails, and handle interviews. Another big benefit is the opportunity for participants to work on computer skills and use of search engines, skills of great value on the job and in identifying employment and housing possibilities."