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Computer Lab GuyChallenges

- Finding stable, secure employment at wages that will meet an individual or family’s basic needs for housing, utilities, food and clothing.
- Many individuals experiencing homelessness are at a severe disadvantage in the competitive job market due to a variety of factors.
- Individuals experiencing homelessness often lack access to transportation, proper identification, clothing, tools and other resources necessary for employment.

 

Solutions

Broward Partnership’s Workforce Development Program offers vocational assistance, training and education, job coaching, job placement and job retention services in order to improve a program participant’s ability to obtain and retain stable, secure employment at suffi cient wages to sustain housing.

- Broward Partnership staff works hands-on with participants to assist them in assessing job readiness, skills and interests, developing a career path and enrolling in educational or vocational training programs.

- Participants can access the on-site computer lab to set up an email account, search and apply for jobs, take online courses and improve their computer skills.

- Local businesses support Broward Partnership’s efforts by providing employment and hands-on training opportunities for residents.

- The Job Retention Program offers ongoing support groups and incentives for participants to retain long-term employment.

 2014 Accomplishments

- 571 adult program participants received comprehensive vocational assessments.
- Of those deemed employable, 376 were placed in full-time employment, for a success rate of 60%.
- Program participants made more than 8,480 visits to the Workforce Development computer lab.

 

Funders & Partners

Business Leaders in Action

Carnival Cruise Lines

Comerica Charitable Foundation

Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation

JC Penney

JP Morgan Chase Foundation

Leadership Broward Foundation

The Manne Family Foundation

The Minto Foundation

Second Chance Society

Wells Fargo

Lou & May Jean Wolff Family Foundation

 

Broward Partnership wishes to recognize the following companies that provided employment opportunities for our residents over the last year:

Allied Barton Security

Brickman Landscaping

Caribbean Cruise Lines

Central Broward Construction

Dave & Busters

Home Depot

Mattress One

Motel 6

Red Lobster

Rocco’s Tacos

Shooters

Sports Authority

Walgreens

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Contact Us

920 NW 7th Ave.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311

Phone: 954.779.3990

E-mail:  info@bphi.org

Wish List

Items needed

  • - Unexpired canned and dry food.

  • - Personal hygiene items for adults and children.

  • - Shampoos, soaps, lotions, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and deordorant.

  • - Good quality professional clothing and shoes for men and women.

  • - Infant and children's clothing.

  • Diapers and unopened infant formula.

  • New underwear and socks for adults and children.

Video

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