Financial Stability Funded Programs
Development Services - Easter Seals of East Georgia, Inc.
The job sampling and development services program provides regular opportunities for disabled, adult clients enrolled in our workforce development program to experience real jobs in existing businesses in our community on a rotating basis. These experiences help the clients and our staff to assess their interest and skills for jobs they may have never attempted before. Employers get a glimpse of potential workers that they may consider for employment in the future.
Job Skills Training - The Salvation Army, Augusta Area Command
Our Job Skills Training programs for both men and women are free-of-charge, three-month commitments that give homeless and low-income participants the opportunity to gain practical job and life skills. We cover the cost of the certifications in areas like forklift operation, OSHA 10, and CPR/First Aid.
Ready for Work - Hope House, Inc.
Homeless and low-income women are given a safe and structured residential treatment program to recover from mental health and/or substance use disorders. The program provides housing and supportive services, such as counseling, transportation, case management, and life skills. The ultimate objective is to teach them how to come self-sufficient and lose their codependency.
Senior Companion - Senior Citizens Council of Greater Augusta and the CSRA, Georgia, Inc.
Low-income senior volunteers, living in the CSRA, will serve as Senior Companions, assisting homebound, older adults, and persons with disabilities with activities to allow them to continue to live independently. In return for their service, they will receive a Federally protected, tax-free, stipend; accident; personal liability; excess automobile insurance coverage; assistance with the cost of transportation; an annual physical examination; recognition; and meals during their assignments. At the end of the year, the anticipated outcome is that 80% of these persons will remain comfortably in their home.
Specialized and Sheltered Employment for the Disabled - Augusta Training Shop, Inc.
We offer permanent employment/job security for local disabled adults. The most important aspect is that we offer job security for them; meaning that once an employee is in this Program, they have forever employment. These employees come to the site to work on various jobs that are brought in by the general public to receive competitive wages for the work they perform while it promotes the development and growth of supportive employment within our community.
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