Father Joe’s Villages helps our neighbors achieve independence again.
of clients in Employment & Education Services gained skills needed for employment.
services were provided to nearly 350 people by Chaplaincy Services in 2018.
services were provided by Employment & Education Services in 2018.
EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION SERVICES
Our highly-trained staff
provide education, job development and real-world tools for obtaining work.
Employment & Education Services Include:
Resume writing, interview skills, financial literacy
Job Placement & Development
Our Job Development team works closely with local businesses to identify and match clients with employment opportunities.
Job Searching Tools
Our Employment Center provides access to key resources: Computers, telephones, fax machine,
“Ray (Manager of Employment Services) taught me a lot about how to build a resume and how to use the internet in a more effective manner… The whole process of doing my resume…that was the day that turned everything around for me. I realized I do have experience and background.”
Our Skills & Training Enhancement Programs (STEPs) provides practical on-the-job experience to help our neighbors find jobs in growing industries.
STEPs Services Include:
Training for In-Demand Industries
Certification offered in Maintenance, Custodial, Laundry, Culinary Arts, Hydroponic Gardening, Dish Washing, Prep Cooking, Security, Bike Repair, Home Health Care and Property Management.
After hours of on-the-job vocational training, STEPs clients graduate well-equipped with industry-specific job skills and a certificate of completion.
Mentorship & Guidance
During the program, clients train under the guidance of staff & volunteers. STEPs clients work with an employment specialist to find and apply for relevant positions.
“Over the last year of my life, many changes have occurred, mostly for the good. I have gained confidence in my work skills; my financial standing has improved significantly; I have become more sociable… [and] I have become independently responsible for my routine needs.”
Chaplaincy staff & volunteers from all faiths provide hope and spiritual support to empower our neighbors.
Chaplaincy Services Include:
Chaplaincy provides support to people of all faiths, by hosting Catholic Mass as well as Non-Denominational Services. They also offer memorial services, meditation
Chaplaincy Services offers a men’s conversation group, women’s support groups and a Bible study to promote healing through conversation and peer support.
Chaplaincy’s volunteers are from diverse faith backgrounds. They are available to listen and provide support when clients need it.
“I began attending the interfaith service and Bible study regularly. There I found
funds a session with a Job Developer to give a client a leg-up in finding employment.
supports a client in completing a budgeting and money management course.
pays for one client to become fully trained and certified as a security guard.