Many motivated and hardworking individuals with whom we work are faced with a lack of basic resources such as transportation, professional attire, and access to adequate shelter during the beginning of their employment journey. In the first month of the Coronavirus outbreak, SJW assisted 231 individuals without adequate shelter obtain employment. Without adequate shelter, these newly employed individuals will lose their jobs and remain in a vicious cycle of short-term employment followed again by unemployment and continued homelessness. In response to this, SJW established Employment Bridge, creating innovation within our space to ensure that employment truly can be the solution, ending homelessness for those who want to work and just need a hand up.
All Employment Bridge participants receive all of the resources we provide, as well as the following: