Employment and Training

The ultimate empowerment

We believe in the healing power of work.

With our help expanding their skills and confidence, residents often find the transition to meaningful employment and self-sufficiency easier.

All residents are enrolled in our employment program. In addition to learning and doing the daily life skills of running their home, all residents participate in a work unit each day. Maintenance, Horticulture, Culinary, Retail, Moving and Storage. When not in a work unit they are doing employment search and skills development.

Employment program

Our multifaceted employment program includes:

  • Career coaching
  • Resume preparation
  • GED preparation
  • On-campus jobs
  • For those capable, job placement assistance on the open market. Most staff positions are filled by residents who complete training and want to stay on to serve others.

Training programs

Residents can obtain vocational training and experience at a number of our facilities, including:

  • Our multi-purpose Moran Center, which provides training in the building rehabilitation and restoration trades through our well-equipped woodshop and metalworking facilities.
  • The Mustard Seed Resale Shop, where residents can work in retail positions (cashiering, pricing, display) and the moving trades (packing, transportation). Residents and Clubhouse members can also express their creativity in the adjacent Bezalel Arts Studio.
  • Anawim Thrift Store. Here, residents learn basic work skills while the community benefits from nominally priced or free household goods and clothing.
  • St. Joseph Clubhouse where members and residents can pursue personalized GED training, culinary arts, horticulture and computer skills.
  • Dona Marie House, a six-acre farm for Clubhouse members and residents interested in horticulture and animal husbandry.

What We Do

“Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.”

Isaiah 58:10

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Matthew 25:35-36