The Hope at Work program is much more than a job.
The Hope at Work program regularly works with people experiencing these common struggles:
- Getting back into the workforce after a long break
- Have no work experience
- Are gaining stability in life
- Suffer from depression and anxiety
- Single parenting
- Are a victim of domestic violence
- Live in transitional housing
- Desire to be independent of State and Federal resources
- Have a criminal background or are on probation
- Suffer from addiction issues – 90 days of sobriety is required before entering the program
Participants in the Hope at Work program are employed full-time in the thrift store and participate in each aspect of the training.
Participants receive one-on-one budget coaching to create a customized budget and money-tracking system. We provide a Matched Savings Program, meaning that the HOPE Center will match the savings of those in the program towards life-stabilizing financial expenses/goals, such as paying off fines, apartment deposits, medical treatments, etc.
Weekly one-on-one meetings to discuss personal goals, coaching for resume and cover letters, and personality/design assessment using The Pathmaker to help you find your strengths.
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One-on-one weekly meetings with a mentor to discuss personal goals. This is an onsite meeting during the scheduled work shift.
Participants work as full-time employees at the HOPE Center Thrift Store. They train in multiple areas and pass multiple training certifications, receiving feedback from managers on their employment strengths for a well-rounded resume.
Receive GED tutoring, if needed, with one-on-one tutors.