Community Housing Partnership’s Employment and Training Programs offer opportunities for residents and other formerly homeless adults in San Francisco to bridge the gap from chronic homelessness and unemployment to workplace success. Built on our core organizational competency in the management and operation of affordable residential properties, our three integrated programs offer a uniquely designed continuum of pre-employment counseling, classroom-based instruction, on-the-job training, job search assistance, and post-placement retention support, resulting in a 75% job placement rate. Developed with extensive input from employers, property management firms, participants and staff, the primary objective of the Employment and Training Programs is to prepare formerly homeless adults to return to and succeed in employment, while developing a trained workforce that is attractive to employers. Since the inception of its first program in 1996, the Employment and Training Programs have succeeded because they:
• Focus on each participant's training needs and provide individualized assistance in overcoming barriers to employment;
• Combine group classroom instruction with real-life, hands-on practical learning;
• Provide curricula taught by professionals in the field, and based on our award-winning expertise in operating supportive housing buildings, as well as consultation with property management and support services employers;
• Offer employment opportunities within our organization, with CHP-Enterprises (a social enterprise subsidiary) or with sister supportive housing organizations throughout San Francisco.
• Leverage the experience and sensitivity of people who have survived homelessness by placing them in positions where they can respond to the needs of supportive housing residents.