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Full-Time Employment

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Ensuring that our clients are employed full-time is the key principle behind the mission of Our House. Each of our shelter residents are required to find employment after moving in and work for at least 32 hours a week. However, they are not alone in this process. Our on-campus Career Center features a number of services such as job search assistance, courses that help build a client’s skills, various certification programs, as well as mental and physical health services, all of which assist our clients in finding stable employment that they enjoy doing. The Career Center also features a Reentry program for clients with criminal backgrounds to have equal access to employment. For clients with significant barriers to employment, we also offer a job training program in which residents of our shelter work at Our House in all of our programs. The job training program both allows our residents to build their resume as well as learn how to have a good work ethic for when they find full-time employment. Our focus on full-time employment is key to our mission of providing a permanent solution to homelessness and has seen great success. In 2016, 550 of our adult clients found full-time employment and we hope to see that number grow as we continue to empower all who walk through our gates to succeed.

 

Click here to learn about one of our many employment success stories in this issue of Our House In Focus!