Unemployment and underemployment can be devastating, tearing families apart and leading to poverty, hunger, and homelessness. People who suffer with repeated bouts of unemployment often have barriers to employment that include a lack of job readiness or work skills, low educational attainment, prior substance abuse or past incarceration, mental health challenges, or disabilities.
Employment is essential in order to achieve self-sufficiency. Living wage employment strengthens families, provides stability, allows permanent housing to be obtained and sustained and, for parents, correlates with higher educational achievement for their children.
At St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, we help people with barriers find living wage employment, with a special focus on those experiencing homelessness. We also offer occupational skill training for careers in food services.
Our Employment Programs:
Good Harvest: This 12-week occupational skills training program provides adults with classroom training skills combined with hands-on experience in a real production kitchen. Program participants gain valuable skills and experience, obtain a ServSafe Manager’s Certification, and go on to successful careers in the food services industry.
New classes form every month. No High School Diploma or GED required, and no criminal background checks. For more information about classes and eligibility requirements, call (410) 982-0855 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.