Secure Jobs is designed to increase the income of families transitioning from homelessness to housing by connecting them to the education, training and supports they need to secure and maintain stable, competitive employment. As the three-year pilot program comes to a close, we are seeking to continue the successes of the program by raising funds for "flex spending." These small amounts of money for unforeseen and emergency expenses help a client overcome the final barriers to starting and keeping regular employment. With a stable job, clients are able to help themselves into a new and brighter future.
$35 pays for one month of cell phone service for a client
$70 pays for a 31-day unlimited bus pass for a client
$150 pays for one semester of textbooks at Housatonic Community College
$240 pays for two weeks of "bridge" childcare before Care 4 Kids services start, so that a client can start work right away
$400 pays for driving lessons, driver's license exam fees, and car registration fees for a client so she can drive to work every day