Perpetual Help Home “Christian Women’s Job Corps” (Victoria, TX)
Who They Serve : Un- and under-employed women
What They Do : Provide job and life skills training, mentoring, networking, and support to women in a Christian environment
Brief Description :
Perpetual Help Home and Texas Workforce Solutions have come together in partnership to offer job and life skills training for women who are un- or under-employed. The program provides the training these women need as well as mentoring, transportation, networking, support, and encouragement. Many of the program's clients are ex-offenders, homeless, struggling with substance abuse, and/or victims of domestic violence. In 2004, 93% of the program participants obtained employment, and 25 enrolled in continuing education.
Tip : Both the Florida Jobs Partnership and the Perpetual Help Home are affiliated with national organizations: the National Jobs Partnership and the Christian Women’s Job Corps, respectively. These national groups provide information and training to help local chapters get started.