Grant: $184,910 - Department of Justice - Aug. 19, 2009
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Award Description: This Recovery Act funding supports Rose Brooks Center's (RBC)Transitional Housing program to expand existing support services to victims of domestic violence to include job placement and retention for program participants, through a collaboration with The Helping Hands of Goodwill Industries and retain 1 FTE Transitional Housing staff serving as Economic Empowerment Specialist and Case Manager, and to provide child care services so that residents can attend support groups to help them in their healing from domestic violence. The program will retain 1 FTE job for the Economic Empowerment Specialist and Case Manager and create a .25 FTE job for a day care provider. All other jobs secured will be a result of placement and retention services provided to Transitional Housing participants in the program. The new goals of the program as a result of the Recovery Act award is to enhance job skills, chances for job placement and increase earning power for Transitional Housing program participants. Objective 1.1: RBC partners with The Helping Hand of Goodwill Industries to provide group education on resources available with individual employment services tailored for RBC Transitional Housing clients. Objective 1.2: RBC Economic Empowerment Specialist/Case Manager provides up to 15 referrals to the individual employment services and follows-up on delivery of services and collects feedback from participants and partner agency regarding progress made in the program. Objective 1.3: RBC, with the assistance of The Helping Hand of Goodwill Industries, hosts two job fairs a year to assist participants in learning job search skills and connecting them with job resources.
Project Description: Project began October 1, 2009. Preliminary meetings were held between Rose Brooks Center's staff and the Helping Hand of Goodwill Industries staff to develop the referral process for residents of transitional housing to receive job training, placement and retention services.
Jobs Summary: Project start date is October 1, 2009. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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