Success Stories

The sign read “Need Employment” (11/13/2014) - Robert learned about St. Joseph the Worker on his first day at the Human Services Campus. He noticed the Need Employment sign and realized he “Really wanted to get back to work and realized that St. Joseph the Worker could help him get started again.” Robert faced many barriers to obtaining employment, including not having transportation, nor...
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An impressive resume (10/15/2014) - By the time Stacey found herself at St. Joseph the Worker, she had already lost everything she spent the last decade of her life building. Despite an impressive resume with experience as an administrative assistant doing clinical research, she was having difficulty finding employment. She was sleeping at the emergency shelter with hundreds of other...
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Mistakes happen (9/18/2014) - Mistakes happen. As Gary learned, it doesn’t take much to transform an indiscretion into a criminal record. Gary was incarcerated for two years due to his past mistakes. Upon release, Gary knew how important getting and keeping that first job would be. He was eager to once again become a law abiding, tax-paying citizen with...
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How empowered clients feel (6/9/2014) - When Dave first enrolled with St. Joseph the Worker, lack of employment had spiraled him into homelessness and damaged his resilience, self-esteem and self-confidence. But after a couple of months he began to open up a bit more. Dave followed up on an employment lead that was given to him by his job developer. St....
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Just give me a chance (4/3/2014) - St. Joseph the Worker helps individuals overcome all types of employment barriers. Todd experienced a traumatic brain injury twenty-four years ago and received right side paralysis as a result. This has had an effect on both his speech and ability to type. Todd explains “Employers look at me and view me as a liability. Or...
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Scott secured full time employment (2/25/2014) - St. Joseph the Worker partners with agencies at more than a dozen program sites to deliver comprehensive job development services, meeting employable individuals where they are and successfully helping them to find work. Scott learned of St. Joseph the Worker while in a program of recovery, working to overcome the chaos, disruption, and homelessness caused...
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Llubia celebrates her employment success (11/25/2013) - Save the Family Collaboration – Llubia Garcia Llubia, a very motivated transitional client, has been on fire since entering the program in December 2013. In 7 weeks, she accomplished the following: ·        Attended multiple adult classes – nutrition, healthy ties, knowing your taxes,  & Job Club ·        Established childcare ·        Enrolled her children in the Youth Enrichment &...
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