St. Joseph the Worker get homeless working

Mar. 13, 2012 09:06 AM
Special to The Arizona Republic

Donovan Wilson submitted this information:

At a time when the unemployment rate in Arizona and around the country ebbs more than it flows, a small non-profit organization in downtown Phoenix is using its resources to find a high percentage of area homeless men and women quality jobs that pay an average of $9.35 an hour.
Brent Downs, executive director at St. Joseph the Worker, said the 24-year-old organization’s mission is simple.
“We help homeless men and women to gain employment and re-enter the community as productive citizens,” Downs said. “Through St. Joseph the Worker, those who are committed to getting back on their feet stand a good chance of doing so. We are not a job placement center. We are a resource center that focuses on building relationships with our homeless clients and helping them to become self-sufficient.”