For women and men who have spent much or all of their working lives caring for family and home, returning to the workplace or entering it for the first time can be a difficult transition. That’s especially true if the necessity to return to work is brought on by the loss of the family’s primary financial support through some unexpected or urgent circumstances.
Through our Displaced Homemaker Program, we help those who have worked mainly in the home develop the marketable skills they’ll need to find and maintain a job. Our goal is to help them learn the skills necessary for finding a job that can support them and their family.
- We work to assist them in pursuing a GED, diploma, certificate or degree that will help find employment and develop a career.
- We offer life skills courses to prepare them for the world of work.
- Prior to looking for a job we can assist them in preparing for interviews and offer counsel on employment choices.
- We assist with resumes and cover letters. Sometimes we can pay for day care during interviews or workshops, interviewing clothing and some transportation costs.
- You must have provided unpaid household services for at least two years, have lost your primary source of income, and now find that you must support yourself and your family.
- This can be from any number of personal factors; a separation, divorce, desertion, or death or disability of a spouse or partner.
- If you lose public assistance benefits, you may also qualify for our program.
Services under this program can be obtained by visiting any of our Centers.