1145 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
Telephone: 617-542-3740 - Fax: 617-542-3860
Web site: www.projectplace.org
Polly Hanson, Director of Client Services
Clean Corners… Bright Hopes
Clean Corners… Bright Hopes is a facilities maintenance service that employs homeless individuals to perform maintenance and landscaping. This business offers transitional employment for six months. Starting pay is $8/hour, with potential for performance-based increases.
Community Re-entry for Women (CREW) Program
CREW provides job readiness and life skills training to incarcerated women at the Suffolk County House of Correction. Through linking the participants with case management, career coaching and health care, the program seeks to foster the strength and independence of participants in preparation for positive re-entry into the community. This program is only available to incarcerated females at the SCHOC.
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP)
An employment, job-training, and job-placement program providing tailored services specific to veterans. Client are assessed for veteran benefit eligibility, and through case management and wraparound services, veterans can be referred to various agencies for specific employment, housing and medical needs. Assistance is provided to help obtain discharge (DD214) papers.
Home Plate employs homeless individuals to prepare and sell wholesome and convenient meals for people on the go. This business offers transitional employment for six months. Starting pay is $8/hour, with potential for performance-based increases.
Project 90 is a three-month job readiness program for homeless individuals. It provides a combination of classroom instruction in job readiness skills with a community-based internship. Project 90 offers professional and personal skills development in preparation for job search, as well as computer training through supportive case management. Classes and internships are M-F.
Project Pepsi partners with the Pepsi Bottling Company to employ homeless individuals to service vending machines throughout greater Boston. Project Pepsi hires loaders and drivers. This business offers transitional employment for six months. Starting pay is $8/hour, with potential for performance-based increases.
Work Ready is a 30 day job readiness training program focused on the basics of a successful employment search. Clients will learn to develop resumes, write cover letters, perform a focused job search with internet and on-the-street job searching, and prepare for the interview process. Upon successful completion of this program, clients will be assigned an employment specialist to assist in designing a focused employment plan with ongoing support and resources. Classes are M-F.
Homeless Resource Center
Our oldest program, The Homeless Resource Center, provides basic services to individuals living on the street or in an unstable situation. It provides resources and referrals to individuals needing emergency care and guidance. Through case management support, we encourage individuals to begin taking steps towards greater stability in their lives and offer services either within our organization or with another community provider.
All programs are CORI friendly.
Requirements / Restrictions:
Must be sober for 90 days.
Clients are required to have stability in the areas of physical and mental health, legal issues, and sobriety for 90 days. Enterprise employment requires 90 days sobriety.
Exceptions are made to these restrictions, so please call for access to services.
Also see listing for Project Place: Housing
Silver Line: East Berkeley St. stop; Red Line: Broadway stop
(Categories for this entry: Connections, CORI, Employment, Veterans, Education, Housing, Women and families)
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