The Jackson Employment CenterPima County, Arizona Steven Nelson Mary Pat Sullivan
One Stop Homeless Employment & Housing Services Model H CASA: Homeless Adults Primavera Foundation, Salvation Army, Open Inn Bridges: Behavioral Health Treatment Providers COPE, Compass, CODAC H New Chance: Ex-Offenders Primavera, Old Pueblo Community Foundation, Arizona Housing and Prevention Services H Jackson Employment Center One Stop Career Center TRAINING EDUCATION SOFT SKILLS SUPPORT La Casita: Homeless Youth Our Family, Inc. Open-Inn Project Advent: Chronically HomelessChristian Faith Center, Salvation Army Comin’ Home . job-ready homeless clients. H H Faith-based and Community-based Organizations Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project: Comin’ Home, LVERS, DVOPS, Salvation Army H Homeless Families: Primavera, New Beginnings for Women & Children, Salvation Army REFERRALS H LEVERAGED SERVICES H TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
Interlocking Systems • Local Continuum of Care • WIA One Stop Career System • Runaway and Homeless Youth • Offender Discharge Planning • Behavioral Health Networks • Veterans’ Employment Services • Interfaith Collaborative Networks
INTERLOCKING SYSTEMS Offender discharge planning Veterans’ services Local Continuum of Care WIA One Stop System Behavioral health networks Interfaith networks Runaway & Homeless Youth
Who are the experts in a given area? How can we add value? How can we share resources? How can we align plans?
Individual Service Strategy • Plan services according to individual needs • Use network of partners to expand the menu of service options • Define steps to reach the goal of employment and housing
Employability Skills • 2-week vocational assessment workshop • Teach labor-market savvy • Provide a foundation for employment • Assess motivation to work and maintain transitional housing
Jackson Employment Center Program TotalsFY 2002-2003 FY 2003-2004FY 2004-2005 FY 2005-2006