Urban Pathways’ vision is to provide homeless and at-risk New Yorkers with the housing, services, and support they need to be self-sufficient.
Many formerly homeless men and women who have established residency within Urban Pathways wish to enter, or reenter the workforce; these individuals face significant barriers to employment including: low educational levels, lack of marketable skills and prior substance abuse among other factors.
One of the programs Urban Pathways provides is the Safe Haven Employment Enhancement Program. This program is a 3 month training that prepares residents with the necessary skills needed to join the workforce and the community with confidence and independence.
Heading the class was our Director of Employment who prepared program participants for the workforce by assisting them in learning job skills, creating resumes, applying for specialized licenses and much more.
Participants receive on the job training at many of our sites, shadowing current Urban Pathways employees and learning valuable, translatable skills. Completion of this program allows clients to actively enter the job market continuing the process of stability and wellness.
Graduating the program and receiving a certificate of completion is a very special moment for our clients.
“I am happy I took advantage of the Career Enhancement program at Urban Pathways. I think I am now ready to go back to school for my certifications”– Fred Allen
With your help Urban Pathways provides at risk and homeless men and women with the support needed to overcome these obstacles and secure employment. We believe that all of our residents have something special to offer. Our job is to bring out that potential; turning it into performance and helping our clients accomplish their goals.
About Urban Pathways
Urban Pathways is a New York City-based, nonprofit organization that provides housing and support to homeless and at-risk adults throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Urban Pathways serves more than 2,000 homeless individuals a year and provides transitional, extended stay and permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals. www.urbanpathways.org