*NOTE: Currently, this program is Active, But Do Not Refer: Clients MUST be referred to this program by a homeless shelter, 211MD referrals are NOT accepted at this time.
OVERVIEW: Helps homeless persons obtain permanent employment by providing adult basic education, vocational testing, job training, case management, referral and financial assistance.
1) CASE MANAGEMENT: Case-managers work closely with participants to ensure that they don't succumb to "first pay-check syndrome" and retention specialists work with the participants and with employers to resolve any work-place problems that could lead to unemployment.
2) ADULT BASIC EDUCATION: Provides a basic literacy education. Participants can also take computer repair courses, learn to navigate the internet and become proficient in popular software packages.
3) JOB SKILLS TRAINING: Counseling sessions and group meetings are held weekly. Group meetings cover topics like interpersonal skills, customer service, time management, financial budgeting, career opportunities and interviewing strategies to give individuals the tools they need to succeed. Offers access to job search tools such as fax, phone, and computer.
4) VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENT: Participants also take the Holland Self-directed Search to identify areas of employment interest and skill areas.
5) INFORMATION AND REFERRAL: Utilizing the network of service providers that JHP has forged relationships with, clients are given the opportunity to enroll in specific job training programs.
6) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Money is made available on an individual need basis to help participants cover the cost of training, eyeglasses, obtain work supplies, cover transportation costs etc. Provides transportation from the facility.
Prince George’s House :
Agency: Jobs Have Priority
Languages Available: Accommodations available.
Payment Description: None.
Intake and Eligibility: Homeless clients who are directly referred by a shelter, 211 referrals are NOT accepted.