What

Nearly all DOORWAYS clients report zero income at intake. Many have lived a life of poverty that has created gaps in education and employment. As clients regain health and hope, many become ready to seek a job to reclaim their self-sufficiency. The DOORWAYS Employment Program is available to support them in their job search. 

Success

The DOORWAYS Employment Specialist utilizes a nurturing process with multiple phases of progress, such as discovering skills from past experiences to create a resume to locating open jobs, mock interviewing, and even support for job retention. Thanks to private funding, the DOORWAYS Employment Program is able to offer clients resources in case they need a haircut, toiletries, an interview outfit, and transportation to the interview. These minimal resources have maximum impact on the client’s confidence and self-esteem. When a client is hired, we work with them for several more months to maximize job retention outcomes. This includes assistance with a required uniform or work outfit and several months of bus transportation.

If you are a DOORWAYS client and would like more information, please contact the Employment Program staff during office hours (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.):

Amanda Hunt, Director
314-328-2715 or ahunt@doorwayshousing.org

Jocelynn Hill, Coordinator
314-328-2652 or jhill@doorwayshousing.org

 

 

65

DOORWAYS clients

secured a job in FY21.