Gainful employment is critical to a family’s ability to maintain housing stability. The Secure Jobs program helps people achieve the long-term objective of self-sufficiency and permanent housing. Since its inception, the program has helped more than 100 people with the steps needed to secure long-term employment.
The Secure Jobs Initiative was established in 2013 as a pilot program in partnership with the Fireman Foundation with funding through the Housing Stabilization and Preservation Trust Fund. Other partners in launching this program include the Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) and Eastern Bank. This initiative provides job readiness skills training, eliminates barriers to employment and connects families with suitable employers in jobs with defined career paths. The program provides job training, job search services and a year of stabilization services for participants.
In addition to providing clients with personalized employment services, our Secure Jobs staff works with the client to remove barriers to success by linking participants with childcare resources, transportation to and from training programs, helping navigate options for people who have challenges with CORIs, and providing skills training, job readiness training, and job search services.
Secure Jobs/Career Services participants gained employment
Secure Jobs participants maintained employment over 90 days
Secure Jobs participants participated in job training
Giving Back to the Community
Secure Jobs Success Stories Chosen for National Fireman Report (March 2017) #1
Secure Jobs Success Stories Chosen for National Fireman Report (March 2017) #2
Shelby Neto – A Success Story
More About This Program:
Service Area: Greater Merrimack Valley
Secure Jobs Eligibility: 18 years of age and older; receiving housing assistance through HomeBASE, RAFT or anyone in a Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) funded shelter; ready, willing and able to work; able to attend regular case management meetings
Contact us to learn more about applying for this program.