Income and Employment Services
Getting people into their own homes is just half the challenge; the other half is keeping them there. All clients who are housed—whether through housing vouchers or short-term financial assistance—will need income to stay in that home indefinitely. Our Income and Employment services help individuals and families increase their income through benefits counseling and employment services.
Employment and Enrichment Center
EEC is a six-week program that helps adults in all aspects of the job search including resume writing, interview skills, effective communication, and motivation, as well as personal budgeting and recovery
Students who graduate from the EEC may be recommended for WorkFare, in which they are paired with maintenance or kitchen staff to learn critical skills for working in commercial facilities.
Representative Payee Services
Services provide financial management for those receiving Social Security or Veteran Administration benefits. Assistance includes managing their benefit, using benefits to pay for the current and foreseeable needs, saving any remaining benefits; and keeping good records of how benefits are expended.
SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR)
SOAR is a national project designed to increase access to the disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for eligible adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.