The Security Guard Training Program provides its participants with residential and income stability, increased skills, and ultimately greater self-sufficiency through employment as trained and licensed security guards. HELP’s trainees receive the New York State Certification as security guards and additional training certificates that increase their value in the workplace. The Security Guard Training Program provides its participants with the ability to enter and remain in the job market.

The Security Guard Training Program has helped over 900 homeless or low-income individuals obtain jobs as licensed security guards. In 2014, the Security Guard Training Program will be expanded under a grant from BNY Mellon to serve an additional 100 homeless individuals in New York City.