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Secure Jobs

Secure Jobs

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 (EOHLC) 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

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Gladys Santiago

Administrative Assistant, Financial Education Center
Financial Coaching, Financial Education, Financial Literacy Academy, Home Modification Loan Programs, Housing Supports, Representative Payee, Secure Jobs
Phone: 978-654-5673

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D.B.’s Story

Secure Jobs Success Story D.B. came to Secure Jobs program as a referral from the Resource Center here at CTI. He relocated to Lowell, MA from Detroit, MI because he felt he needed a drastic View Program

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“Thank you very much for all the times you guys have been helping me. You guys have been an absolute Godsend and I can’t express how much I appreciate all the help that I have View Program
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Secure Jobs Success Stories Chosen for National Fireman Report (March 2017) #1

Nathaly entered the Secure Job program in January of this year. Upon entry into the program, The Secure job team immediately identified the key supports Nathaly needed to go forward. The SJ staff collaborated with View Program
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Secure Jobs Success Stories Chosen for National Fireman Report (March 2017) #2

Jen Cody a year one participant returned to College in September. With the support of her employer, NFI –North American Family Institute, Jen was named to Middlesex Community College’s Merit List for her superlative work View Program
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Shelby Neto – A Success Story

Shelby Neto was referred from the HomeBASE program to the Secure Jobs Program in 2019. Shelby is a young, single parent with two young children and a very limited support system. She started working as View Program

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Eligibility Information

Service Area: Greater Merrimack Valley

Secure Jobs Eligibility: 18 years of age and older; receiving housing assistance through HomeBASE, RAFT or anyone in a Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC) funded shelter; ready, willing and able to work; able to attend regular case management meetings


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