People are happier and healthier when they are working in a job that they like.
Whether experiencing mental health issues, poverty, or trying to stay out of homelessness, people are more likely to succeed in the community if they have employment, and more likely to stay employed if their job is satisfying.
We support people with complex needs, behavioral health challenges, co-occurring disorders, or who are experiencing homelessness to find and maintain competitive, satisfying employment. Most participants start the program when they are unemployed or under-employed, and need support to uplift themselves from poverty.
Using the Individualized Placement and Support (IPS) evidence-based model, we start by helping people figure out what they want to do, including a rapid vocational assessment, and how they want to get there.
Then, we help them quickly prepare for work through resume building, job interview practice, dressing the part, and more. The goal of the program is to get people working right away as opposed to spending a long time with unnecessary skill development.
Our goal is satisfaction and retention, so our staff stays in touch with participants and their employers every step of the way.