Community Organizations

In this section you’ll find organizations that can help you with your resume, cover letter, job search, and more.

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AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program

Denver Metro

Denver

AARP's Senior Community Service Employment Program helps low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55+ find work. Their help can increase your skills, build self-confidence, and place you with a local nonprofit or public agency where you will earn a modest salary. AARP Foundation will also help the job seeker 55 and older who has been justice-involved.

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Activate Workforce Solutions

Activate Workforce Solutions

Denver Metro

Denver

Activate Workforce Solutions provides free help for adult men and women looking to get into a fulltime career path job. They partner with many types of employers, from health care to manufacturing to apprenticeships. It's a great organization to get the coaching you need to become the best employee you can be. The first step is to contact Activate for a 10-15 minutes pre-screen by phone. They also require six months of sobriety and recent consistent work experience.

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AuroraWorks

AuroraWorks

Denver Metro

Aurora

AuroraWorks provides career preparation & placement. Participants who complete their job seeker workshop are matched with an employment coach who provides individualized job search assistance to include resume preparation, email setup if needed, interview coaching, job leads, and community referrals for housing, transportation, healthcare, counseling, childcare, food and other support services. In addition, they provide life skills assistance to help address other issues related to success--financial management, time management, conflict resolution, anger management, parenting, reconciliation, and interpersonal communication skills. Call or email through the website link to get started. Part of CommunityWorks

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Bayaud Enterprises

Bayaud Enterprises

Denver Metro

Denver

Bayaud Enterprises helps people seeking employment, struggling with homelessness, and people with disabilities. They have a Career Center that helps with computer skills, job search and placement help, opportunities for short-term employment, and more. When you call, you'll be set up with an intake appointment to talk about the programs and services they provide.

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CDOC Employment and Training Navigator–Denver Metro

CDOC Employment and Training Navigator–Denver Metro

Denver Metro

Denver

The Employment and Training Navigator (ETN) for the Colorado Department of Corrections can connect you to jobs and apprenticeship opportunities. Cheryl Gallegos is the ETN for the Denver Metro Region. You may email her at Cheryl.Gallegos@state.co.us or call the number below and ask for an appointment.

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CDOC Employment and Training Navigator–Northern Region

CDOC Employment and Training Navigator–Northern Region

Northwest CO

Northeast CO

Fort Collins

The Employment and Training Navigator (ETN) for the Colorado Department of Corrections can connect you to jobs and apprenticeship opportunities. Luke Solomon is the ETN for the Northern Region. You may email him at Luke.Solomon@state.co.us or call the number below and ask for an appointment.

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CDOC Employment and Training Navigator–Southern Region

CDOC Employment and Training Navigator–Southern Region

Southwest CO

Southeast CO

Colorado Springs

The Employment and Training Navigator (ETN) for the Colorado Department of Corrections can connect you to jobs and apprenticeship opportunities. Matthew Blanski is the ETN for the Southern Region. You may email him at Matthew.Blanski@state.co.us or call the number below and ask for an appointment.

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CDOC Employment and Training Navigator–Western Region

CDOC Employment and Training Navigator–Western Region

Southwest CO

Northwest CO

Grand Junction

The Employment and Training Navigator (ETN) for the Colorado Department of Corrections can connect you to jobs and apprenticeship opportunities. Chris French is the ETN for the Western Region. You may email him at Christopher.French@state.co.us or call the number below and ask for an appointment.

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Center for Employment Opportunities–Colorado Springs

Center for Employment Opportunities–Colorado Springs

SO

Southeast CO

Colorado Springs

CEO works to reduce recidivism and increase employment. They provide people returning home from incarceration immediate paid employment, skills training, and ongoing career support. To offer work experience, CEO operates transitional work crews that provide indoor/outdoor maintenance and neighborhood beautification services. In addition to work and daily pay, CEO provides wraparound vocational support services: on days you are not working, you'll receive job coaching to find full-time employment. Once you're in a full-time position, CEO continues working with you for a year to ensure you have the support you need to grow in your career.

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Center for Employment Opportunities–Denver

Center for Employment Opportunities–Denver

SO

Denver Metro

Denver

CEO works to reduce recidivism and increase employment. They provide people returning home from incarceration immediate paid employment, skills training, and ongoing career support. To offer work experience, CEO operates transitional work crews that provide indoor/outdoor maintenance and neighborhood beautification services. In addition to work and daily pay, CEO provides wraparound vocational support services: on days you are not working, you'll receive job coaching to find full-time employment. Once you're in a full-time position, CEO continues working with you for a year to ensure you have the support you need to grow in your career.

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Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE)

Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE)

Denver Metro

Denver

CWEE helps people train for and get a good job. Their team will help you explore career opportunities and find the resources and training you need. They also have a network of over 150 employers. CWEE’s classes are available 24/7 and include 1:1 career coaching. If needed, access to technology is provided. CWEE’s program is self-paced and people complete their program between 6-12 weeks. In order to qualify, you must be 18 and older, low-income and not on-TANF, unemployed/under-employed, authorized to work in the United States, have English language and reading proficiency, and be a Denver County resident or experiencing homelessness. Call the number below or email Jacqulene Bond at jbond@cwee.org to learn more.

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Christlife Ministries

Christlife Ministries

Southeast CO

Pueblo

Christlife Ministries provides transitional housing, parenting programs, job preparation, peer navigation for substance abuse, and life skills.

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ColoradoSpringsWorks

ColoradoSpringsWorks

Southeast CO

Colorado Springs

Through CommunityWorks, ColoradoSpringsWorks provides career preparation & placement. They provide a four-day training to develop soft and hard skills and goal mapping, apprenticeship programs, barbershop, clothing closet, help getting identification documents, and other supportive services. Call or email through the website link to get started. You can also just walk in. Part of CommunityWorks and a WAGEES Partner

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CommunityWorks (Statewide Locations)

CommunityWorks (Statewide Locations)

Statewide

CommunityWorks empowers the unemployed and those with re-entry barriers to employment to become self-supporting through job preparation and placement. They meet individuals where they are at to help them remove barriers and find stable employment. Since 1995, CommunityWorks has provided customized hands-on training, immersive experiences and comprehensive connections to every job-seeker who walks through the doors. In addition, they provide life skills assistance to help address other issues related to success--financial management, time management, conflict resolution, anger management, parenting, reconciliation, and interpersonal communication skills. Empowering individuals toward career pathways -- Same day admission, No entry charge.

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CommunityWorks Back2Business & Admin Office

CommunityWorks Back2Business & Admin Office

Denver Metro

Denver

Through CommunityWorks, Back2Business provides career preparation & placement. Participants who complete their job seeker workshop are matched with an employment coach who provides individualized job search assistance to include resume preparation, e-mail setup if needed, interview coaching, job leads, and community referrals for housing, transportation, healthcare, counseling, childcare, food and other support services. In addition, they provide life skills assistance to help address other issues related to success--financial management, time management, conflict resolution, anger management, parenting, reconciliation, and interpersonal communication skills. Call or email through the website link to get started.

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CrossPurpose

CrossPurpose

Denver Metro

Englewood

CrossPurpose provides a free six-month course to help you design and advance in a career. You'll have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized credential in the medical field (medical assisting, medical admin, CNA, medical billing and coding), IT, finance, or construction and the trades. You'll also learn about interviews, writing resumes, developing professional skills, and more. Call to get started, or you can now apply online using their website!

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CrossPurpose

CrossPurpose

Denver Metro

Denver

CrossPurpose provides a free six-month course to help you design and advance in a career. You'll have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized credential in the medical field (medical assisting, medical admin, CNA, medical billing and coding), IT, finance, or construction and the trades. You'll also learn about interviews, writing resumes, developing professional skills, and more. Call to get started, or you can now apply online using their website!

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DenverWorks

DenverWorks

Denver Metro

Denver

Through CommunityWorks, DenverWorks provides career preparation & placement. Participants who complete their job seeker workshop are matched with an employment coach who provides individualized job search assistance to include resume preparation, e-mail setup if needed, interview coaching, job leads, and community referrals for housing, transportation, healthcare, counseling, childcare, food and other support services. In addition, they provide life skills assistance to help address other issues related to success--financial management, time management, conflict resolution, anger management, parenting, reconciliation, and interpersonal communication skills. Call or email through the website link to get started. DenverWorks is also able to provide free Lifeline phones. Part of CommunityWorks

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Dress for Success

Dress for Success

Denver Metro

Denver

From head to toe, Dress for Success can outfit you to look your best! Dress for Success--Denver provides professional clothing at no cost to women who are seeking economic independence. If you need clothing for a job interview, you'll need to be referred by a parole officer, re-entry specialist, probation officer, or community organization (see Community Organizations in the Jobs section for a long list). If you already have a job and need clothing, you may call the office directly to arrange a time to come in. This is also a great opportunity for people who self-identify as female (including those who still display as masculine) to get help with professional clothing.

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Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO) Job Center

Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO) Job Center

Denver Metro

Evergreen

Evergreen Christian Outreach, known as EChO, provides basic services to help people become self-sufficient. The EChO Job Center provides employment connections and referrals, job training, and more. The area served includes Evergreen, Kittredge, Idledale, Lookout Mountain, Genessee, Indian Hills, Morrison foothills, and 285 west of C-470 up to and including Conifer.

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Goodwill of Colorado

Goodwill of Colorado

Statewide

Goodwill of Colorado provides career development resources and life-skills training those that have justice involvement. Through its thrift stores, donations, corporate partnerships and recycling processes, Goodwill has worked for more than a century in Colorado to ensure individuals have access to career and life pathways that allow them to live to their fullest potential. Goodwill of Colorado offers the ReHire Colorado transitional employment program. An 11-week program that helps people re-enter the workforce. If you qualify, you can get paid, on-the-job training that will help you develop job skills and get a better job. Goodwill of Colorado is your destination for affordable, high-quality and name-brand clothing for everyone in your family—plus furniture, housewares, electronics, books, music, movies, sporting goods, tools, and more! Goodwill is always looking for new team members, and when you work for Goodwill and get the satisfaction of knowing you are contributing to something big. With locations in the Denver and Colorado Springs metro areas, Fort Collins to the north, Pueblo and Durango in the south, Fort Morgan in the east, and Grand Junction in the west, there are plenty of opportunities across Colorado!

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Hanifen Employment Center

Hanifen Employment Center

Southeast CO

Colorado Springs

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado provides the Employment Center, where you can get help with job skills, career counseling, interview skills, and more. They also teach you how to use a computer, type, build a resume, and save money. They have relationships with area businesses and apprentice programs. Vocational Counselors help job-seekers conduct an assessment of their interests, skills, personality traits and goals to help them identify a career path that is a good fit.

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Homeward Alliance Reentry Program

Homeward Alliance Reentry Program

Northeast CO

Fort Collins

Homeward Alliance’s Re-entry Program is located inside The Murphy Center. As a WAGEES grant recipient, their re-entry program provides employment services, resource navigation and housing connections to individuals exiting the Colorado Department of Corrections.

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Impact Empowerment Group

Impact Empowerment Group

Denver Metro

Denver

IEG provides programs in education, employment, and entrepreneurship. They can help you get out of a gang, make different choices, provide mentoring and help finding a job, improve your education, develop a career, become an entrepreneur, and more. Walk-ins are welcome.

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Jewish Family Service of Colorado- Employment Services

Jewish Family Service of Colorado- Employment Services

Denver Metro

Denver

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) works with all job seekers including those formerly incarcerated or experiencing homelessness and offers free, customized coaching, workshops and case management services to get you back to work quickly. They meet with you where you are at in the community and also teach several free virtual and in-person workshops, deliver trainings, and provide you 1:1 support to help you re-enter the workforce after a long break. They can help you create a work history/resume, write letters of explanation, help find or provide low-cost or free tech devices, and refer you directly to interview for jobs with our employer partners. They understand barriers to employment and are experts at eliminating these barriers and providing you personalized career coaching support to help you find a job that you enjoy and that pays you a livable wage. Please contact Stacy Winner, Career Services Program Coordinator, by phone or email at swinner@jewishfamilyservice.org to get started.

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Job Seeking with a Criminal Record

Job Seeking with a Criminal Record

Statewide

The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) teamed up with LinkedIn to create a groundbreaking learning course, Job Seeking with a Criminal Record. The course is entirely free and accessible to anyone. It does not require a LinkedIn account or membership. Click on the link to check out the course. free online course to learn how to get a job with a criminal record!

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Jobs of Hope

Jobs of Hope

Northeast CO

Greeley

Jobs of Hope, Inc. was founded in 2013 for the purpose of providing support for men seeking to reenter the community and obtain a better quality of life. They write: "We are a faith-based non-profit focused on working to help gentlemen coming out of incarceration and/or gang-involvement leave behind years of legal problems. We believe that through Jesus’ love, case management, life skills training, assistance with employment and education we can be a bridge for our participant to reconnect with their families and community and vice-versa, to help our community engage with our participants and share our vision of seeing their potential to become positive and productive members of society." Call the number below or email info@jobsofhope.org and ask for an appointment to get started. If you don't have a phone or computer, you can also drop in and make an appointment for a later date. Jobs of Hope has transitional housing for clients of the Jobs of Hope program who are residents of Weld County.

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Life-Line

Life-Line

Denver Metro

Denver

Life-Line works with people of all ages who struggle with substance abuse and/or are transitioning out of gangs or incarceration. They provide counseling, mentoring, case management, pro-social activities, life skills, resource connections, career exploration and job readiness training. Life-Line is a WAGEES grant provider of re-entry help for people coming out of prison. They specialize in programs that support fatherhood, gang disengagement, substance abuse, and aggression replacement.

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Loaves & Fishes Ministry

Loaves & Fishes Ministry

Southeast CO

Canon City

Loaves & Fishes Ministry in Fremont County provides a food pantry, emergency shelter, housing assistance, transportation, connections to medical and mental health care, and financial assistance. Loaves & Fishes is a WAGEES grant recipient and provides re-entry services for people leaving prison in Colorado. This includes help with employment.

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Mi Casa Resource Center

Mi Casa Resource Center

Denver Metro

Denver

Mi Casa Resource Center believes in the potential of all people to achieve their educational, professional, and entrepreneurial goals. Mi Casa works with the Latino community, working families, and immigrants. They provide workplace skills training (including resume, cover letter, references,) financial literacy courses, legal clinic, mental health counseling, tax preparation, and education programs. Mi Casa also supports entrepreneurs, helping them explore, launch, and grow their business through bilingual consulting, in-depth training, and a variety of business-related workshops and resources.

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Mile High Workshop (pre-apprenticeship)

Mile High Workshop (pre-apprenticeship)

Denver Metro

Aurora

Mile High WorkShop offers transitional employment and training opportunities for people experiencing barriers to employment due to criminal backgrounds, incarceration and/or recovery from homelessness and addiction. They provide paid training, support, counseling, and referrals to resources, and help transitioning to your next job. You can submit a form of interest online to set up a working interview.

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Mountain Resource Center

Mountain Resource Center

Denver Metro

Northeast CO

Conifer

Mountain Resource Center is a nonprofit, community-based organization that delivers high quality, integrated health and human services within a 1000 square mile rural mountain area. Serving in West Jefferson, Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Park counties, Mountain Resource Center provides a single point of entry to connect clients with a range of services. Programs and services include rental assistance, basic needs, emergency financial assistance, food pantry, community health, early childhood/family education, and veterans support services. Please reach out to info@mrcco.org for any general inquiries.

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Open Door Ministries

Open Door Ministries

Denver Metro

Denver

Open Door Ministries helps with employment services (job skill readiness, resumes, computer skills, interviewing skills) and referrals to services, transitional housing opportunities for men and women, and a Colorado Mental Wellness Network peer support specialist.

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PuebloWorks

PuebloWorks

Southeast CO

Pueblo

Through CommunityWorks, PuebloWorks provides career preparation & placement. Participants who complete their job seeker workshop are matched with an employment coach who provides individualized job search assistance to include resume preparation, e-mail setup if needed, interview coaching, job leads, and community referrals for housing, transportation, healthcare, counseling, childcare, food and other support services. In addition, they provide life skills assistance to help address other issues related to success--financial management, time management, conflict resolution, anger management, parenting, reconciliation, and interpersonal communication skills. Call or email through the website link to get started. PuebloWorks is also able to provide free Lifeline phones.

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Ready to Work Housing and Employment Center–Aurora (Bridge House Program)

Ready to Work Housing and Employment Center–Aurora (Bridge House Program)

Denver Metro

Aurora

Ready to Work Housing and Employment Program--Aurora helps men and women who are homeless rebuild their lives. People in the program receive paid work, dormitory housing, and case management support. Ready to Work--Aurora is a Bridge House program. They are a WAGEES community partner.

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Ready to Work Housing and Employment Center–Boulder (Bridge House Program)

Ready to Work Housing and Employment Center–Boulder (Bridge House Program)

Denver Metro

Boulder

Ready to Work Housing and Employment Center-Boulder helps men and women who are homeless rebuild their lives. People in the program receive paid work, dormitory housing, and case management support. Ready to Work--Boulder is a Bridge House program. They are a WAGEES Community Partner.

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Saint Francis Center Employment Services

Saint Francis Center Employment Services

Denver Metro

Denver

Saint Francis Center Employment Services works with individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness and those that are currently or previously justice involved. They address barriers to employment, providing comprehensive case management and workforce development. They also offer a rapid re-housing program, direct support, and transportation assistance. Guests are welcome to utilize their full service computer lab. All resources are available to guests once they have completed a one time orientation, held every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 am. Please call to get started.

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Second Chance Center

Second Chance Center

Denver Metro

Aurora

Second Chance Center provides formerly incarcerated people and their network with education, resources, and support to successfully re-enter the community and cultivate a rewarding life. Services provided include mentoring, cognitive restructuring, pre-release and post-release planning, housing connections, employment services, transportation, addiction counseling, relationship counseling, fitness training, mental health services, food and clothing, and art therapy.

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Second Chance Center in the City

Second Chance Center in the City

Denver Metro

Denver

Second Chance Center in the City is located at 1391 Delaware St. right across the street from the city jail and next door to Subway. They are dedicated to helping individuals who are released from Denver city or county jail connect to better housing, employment opportunities, industry approved training, vocational training, transportation assistance, behavioral health assistance (mental health, substance use treatment), food relief, care management, mentoring, sober living, harm reduction services, and many other services. If you have been released from Denver city or county jail within the last year they can help you! Business hours and phone number are listed below. You do not need an appointment to see them!

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Servicios de La Raza Youth Re-Entry WAGEES20 Program

Servicios de La Raza Youth Re-Entry WAGEES20 Program

Denver Metro

Denver

Servicios de la Raza offers Youth Re-entry WAGEES20, which is re-entry help and case management for justice-involved adults ages 18-24. You'll get help with work clothing, tools, school supplies, and transportation. They help with educational training to assist youth succeed in community college courses. Click on the website to learn about all of the services and connections they offer.

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Servicios de la Raza–Employment, Education, & Training Program

Servicios de la Raza–Employment, Education, & Training Program

Denver Metro

Denver

Servicios de la Raza is a bilingual nonprofit that provides many different programs for re-entry, including their employment program. Services include case management, education opportunities, financial assistance with books and tuition, career assessments, job readiness classes, job searching and placement, transportation help such as bus tickets and gas vouchers, work tools, and help with certifications and specialized licensures. You may call the number below or call Nick Pacheco at 720-844-6859 or Lucas Sweeney at 720-510-7039 to get started.

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Small Town Project

Small Town Project

Southwest CO

Rocky Ford

Small Town Project provides a shared workspace with the use of computer, Fiber-Internet, printers, and fax machines. They provide technical assistance to help with small business startup, career exploration and development, and access other resources. They also provide a food pantry with healthy, organic, and locally sourced foods. Small Town Project is open to all people in southeast Colorado regardless of income, place of residence or citizenship status. WAGEES Southeast Health Group in La Junta refers people to Small Town Project for their services.

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Solid Rock Community Development Corporation

Solid Rock Community Development Corporation

Southeast CO

Colorado Springs

Solid Rock Community Development Corporation is building community by investing in housing, small businesses, and infrastructure. The Program provides one-on-one consulting and assistance with starting your own business, preferably in southeast Colorado Springs. They also provide services that include affordable housing, business support If you live in the area and want to know more, give them a call at 719-393-7625, or email them at srcdc@solidrockcdc.com.

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Southwest Conservation Corps

Southwest Conservation Corps

Southwest CO

Salida/Alamosa

Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) has opportunities for young adults ages 18-24 in the San Luis Valley. Young adults with criminal records are warmly encouraged to apply. SCC provides youth, young adults, and veterans with structured, safe and challenging service and educational opportunities through projects that promote personal growth, the development of social skills, and an ethic of natural resource stewardship. SCC Los Valles runs programming out of Salida and Alamosa, and their main office is in Salida.

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The Empowerment Program

The Empowerment Program

Denver Metro

Denver

The Empowerment Program provides education, employment assistance, health, housing referrals, and support services for women who are in disadvantaged positions due to incarceration, poverty, homelessness, HIV/AIDS infection, and/or involvement in the criminal justice system. Call to make an appointment for their orientation which is held every Wednesday at 1:30pm. All services are free. LGBTQ friendly. Safety, support, trauma-informed help, relapse prevention, peer educators: they're all at Empowerment. EP is also a WAGEES grant provider of re-entry services for women coming out of prison.

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The Freedom Institute–Grand Junction

The Freedom Institute–Grand Junction

Northwest CO

Grand Junction

The Freedom Institute helps people in Grand Junction, Montrose, Gunnison, and surrounding areas. They call their program Western Slope WAGEES. Services include job search assistance, access to computers, clothing & hygiene, bus passes, IDs, career and education mentoring, housing assistance, and a transitional housing program. The Freedom Institute has several locations in the area.

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The Freedom Institute–Montrose

The Freedom Institute–Montrose

Southwest CO

Montrose

The Freedom Institute in Montrose helps men and women in Montrose, Delta, San Miguel, Ouray, Hinsdale & Gunnison counties who are on parole and returning to the community. Services are by appointment only and include job search assistance, access to computers, clothing & hygiene, bus passes, IDs, career and education mentoring, housing assistance, and a transitional housing program. The program is also known as Western Slope WAGEES. Western Slope WAGEES Community Partner

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The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place

Denver Metro

Denver

The Gathering Place provides help for women, transgender individuals, and their children. They provide a wide range of programs and services, including meals, food bank, family program, showers, laundry, phone access, mail access, nap room, health services, clothing bank, high school equivalency preparation, job readiness, a computer lab, and more! Their Job Readiness program offers help with resumes, interview preparation, job seeking, case management, and more.

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The Pinon Project

The Pinon Project

Southwest CO

Cortez

The Pinon Project is a family resource center that provides help with family programs (parenting support, check and connect for youth, helping at-risk children, fatherhood programs, support group for parents with children with challenging behaviors and diagnosis, safe care for infant care, supervised visitation and emergency services for those facing eviction or a utility crisis). As a WAGEES grant recipient, they can refer you to help with finding a job, housing, education, peer group, and other programs in the area. COVID-19 UPDATE: They are providing support by phone and virtual classes. You may call for help with community resources.

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The Place

The Place

Southeast CO

Colorado Springs

The Place ignites the potential in youth to exit homelessness and create self-determined, fulfilled lives. The Place aids youth ages 15-24 experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness. They provide outreach programs, assistance with shelters and housing programs. Youth services include education assistance, on site health and medical care, family and life skills programs, Job Readiness Training (JRT), career training services, job search assistance, job placement and job retention services. All services are free and individualized with the help of a Case Manager.

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The Rock Found

The Rock Found

Northeast CO

Greeley

The Rock Found is a nonprofit 501c3 and a partner of WAGEES grant (Work and Gain Employment and Education Services). They provide a variety of resources and services for medium to high-risk individuals that have been released from the Department of Corrections on parole. The Rock Found offers felon friendly employment resources and connections, certification and education navigation and assistance, addiction recovery support and connections, parenting classes, self-wellness groups and more. The Rock Found also has sober living/ transitional housing options for both men and women, for individuals that are able and willing to gain and maintain full time employment. For more information you may contact the Program Manager Amanda Lucas at 970-352-9571 or email amanda.lucas.trf@gmail.com.

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Thrive–Transformation at Work

Thrive–Transformation at Work

Denver Metro

Lafayette

Thrive--Transformation at Work is an employment support program that helps people overcome barriers and work their way to self-sufficiency and stability through employment. Thrive offers a four-day employment workshop for those who are unemployed or underemployed. Individuals are then paired with an employment coach that walks alongside them for one year. In addition, they have a network of employers in a wide range of industries. The first step for you would be to fill out an application on the Thrive website. Employers can complete an employer partner application on the website as well.

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Urban Peak–Denver

Urban Peak–Denver

Denver Metro

Denver

Urban Peak’s Employment and Training Services team aids youth ages 15 -24 experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness. Services include Job Readiness Training (JRT), career training services, job search assistance, job placement and job retention services. All services are free and individualized. A safe haven where you can get your most basic needs met at no cost.

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Wellpower: 2Succeed in Employment

Wellpower: 2Succeed in Employment

Denver Metro

Denver

Willpower formerly known as MHCD has an employment program called 2Succeed in Employment that teaches recovering people professional skills and provides career assessments. Their work and education training programs are designed to provide the people they serve in our community with the education and employment they need to lead successful, empowered lives. Their Community Education program helps students who are interested in pursuing higher education in the community. Their Education Counselors help members navigate the education process from beginning to end, including proving on campus support. NextChapter in Employment teaches recovering people professional skills, provides career assessments, and matches Denver area businesses with productive and motivated employees. You'll need to call the number to get enrolled through MHCD. You have to be active with a Case Manager at Mental Health Center of Denver/Recovery.

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Women’s Bean Project

Women’s Bean Project

Denver Metro

Denver

Women’s Bean Project operates a food manufacturing business, while providing support as you move forward on your new path towards self-sufficiency. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary job readiness and life skills needed to set you on a pathway for long-term success. They hire women who come from all walks of life and different backgrounds who are struggling to get or keep a job. If you are in a similar situation, they urge you to apply to work in their 7 month transitional employment program. You must be at least 21 years of age and have a history of unemployment to qualify. Here’s what you can expect during your time at Women’s Bean Project: Full-time paid employment as a Production Assistant, working Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM over the course of 7 months. Program classes such as computer training, budgeting, adult education, resume writing, interview skills, conflict resolution, healthy relationships & self-improvement. Assistance with navigating basic needs resources for child care, housing, transportation, food, medical and dental services. Personalized job coaching and group sessions to provide you with professional skills and support as you move into your next chapter.

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Work Options (pre-apprenticeship)

Work Options (pre-apprenticeship)

Denver Metro

Denver

Work Options provides a free 1-4 week culinary job training program for all gender identities. They offer students the opportunity to learn from professional chefs as well as life skills development, case management and job readiness activities, including mock interviewing and job matching. Their program helps people gain the skills necessary to build confidence, maintain employment, and the opportunity to earn up to four certificates, including the nationally recognized American Culinary Federation Prep Cook Certificate. Students also earn cash incentives each week for modeling employable behaviors. Work Options' Mobile Culinary Classroom (MCC) is a 20-day culinary job training specifically designed for persons impacted by the criminal justice system. The Work Options Training Center's are located at Denver Human Services Castro Building (1200 Federal Blvd) and Adams County Human Services (11860 N Pecos). Locations for the Mobile Culinary Classroom (MCC) varies. Please contact Christine Geerts at 720.660.0159 or christine@workoptions.org to learn more or to register.

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