Employment and Training Assistance Services

The goal for the Program is to provide comprehensive services to assist homeless individuals, heads of household (veterans or non-veterans) back into the workforce. These activities will consist of stabilization, substance abuse education, job readiness activities, job search, job placement, work experience, skills development and individual counseling.


The Employment and Training Program will offer participants an opportunity for referral to a stabilized 24-hour residential facility if participant meets the eligibility criteria.

Substance Abuse and Education

The Employment and Training program will provide substance abuse education for those who have issues with alcohol and drugs. Certified Addiction Counselors will conduct the groups.

Job Readiness

Pre-job readiness skills and techniques that focus on the achievement of employment will be conducted through various workshops.

  • Self-Esteem Building
  • Interview Techniques & role playing
  • Resume Preparation
  • How to use online services
  • Dressing for Success
  • Money Management
  • Networking for Employment

Work Experience and Skills Development

Participant will be referred to the following skills development training such as:

  • Access to GED/Literacy Programs
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Commercial Driver’s License
  • Compensated Work Therapy
  • Computer Technology & Software
  • Construction
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electrician
  • Nursing Assistance
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing & Brick Laying
  • Steam Fitter


Orientation will be conducted by staff. This process will give participants an overview of the program services and expectations.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be homeless
  • Complete Employment Assessment
  • Willingness to work with staff
  • Attend workshops
  • Alcohol & Drug Free (will provide assessments, if needed)


  • 1234 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite C-1015
  • DC, Washington 20005
  • (202) 347-8870

Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization registered with the Internal Revenue Service/Department of the Treasury.



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