Shelter Care offers employment readiness program

Staff Report

Shelter Care Ministries will be offering an employment readiness program for those who are unemployed, underemployed or searching for new employment opportunities.

The Careers & MORE class will begin with an orientation on July 7 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. and the class will begin on July 13.

The classes will go from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The course includes instructions in writing strong cover letters, resume writing and video-recorded mock interviews.

Weekly coaching groups will be held to offer encouragement as people move from unemployed to employed status.

Shelter Care Ministries was established in 1984, by Emmanuel Episcopal Church, in response to the needs of a growing homeless population.

The programs have expanded since then to include Jubilee Center, a daytime drop-in center serving individuals with chronic mental illness, emergency/transitional and permanent supportive housing programs for families that are homeless, a drop-in day center (MAYA’S House) for children who are homeless and Careers & MORE, which prepares clients for the job market by providing classes, coaching and support.

For more information please contact Judy Johnson at or phone Shelter Care Ministries at 815-964-5520.

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