CRFW Seeks to Partner with Local Businesses
Vocational support is an integral feature of the Crossroads for Women program. In order to successfully break the cycle of homelessness and incarceration, gaining employment is crucial and can provide women with not only financial security, but confidence and a positive sense of self. It can also avoid or minimize reliance on welfare, promote social relationships, a sense of community and belonging.
Unfortunately there are many barriers hindering our clients in gaining employment, such as lack of work experience, training and/or education. Additionally, employers can exhibit reluctance in hiring people that have a criminal history. To support women in the process of finding employment, one-on-one assistance is provided by Crossroads’ Vocational Coordinator, who also facilitates vocational groups that provide women with interview skills workshops and other job cultivating techniques.
The women at The Crossroads and Maya’s Place are incredibly committed to moving forward in their lives and work very hard to achieve their goals. Crossroads for Women is seeking to form relationships with local businesses and organizations willing to further the womens’ aspirations by offering employment, volunteer, traineeships or mentorship opportunities. Interested establishments would work in tandem with Crossroads’ Vocational Coordinator to create a mutually beneficial arrangement that would allow the women to gain experience, learn valuable skills and be involved in the community.
Are you a local employer with a desire to give back and a need for skilled assistance? Do you have a trade to teach or a skill set that you want to share? We’re excited to speak with you! Please contact Kerry Hansen, Vocational Coordinator at: email@example.com