The HELP Supportive Employment Center (HELP-SEC) at Wards Island works with 200 homeless single adults. The program focuses on pairing residents with appropriate housing and vocational training resources and opportunities with an ultimate goal of positioning them for economic self-sufficiency and independent living. After-care services are provided for all who transition into housing for a minimum of six (6) months after discharge.

Key components of the employment program’s success are low participant-to-instructor ratios, a project-based approach, and use of technology as both a means and an end. Participants utilize technology to facilitate learning and job readiness, and as a result, emerge computer literate.

Available services include:

  • Housing Placement Assistance
  • Employment Services
  • Vocational Training
  • Culinary Arts
  • Computer Skills
  • Administrative and Clerical Training
  • Job Acquisition & Retention
  • Skills Training
  • Resume Writing
  • GED Preparation
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • After-Care Services
  • On-Site Security