contact:

Seattle:
206.436.8601
tbrown@ywcaworks.org

South King County:
425.226.1266, ext.1027
atai@ywcaworks.org


locations:

Opportunity Place
2024 3rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121

South King County Regional Center
1010 South 2nd St.
Renton, WA 98057

 

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employment and housing stability program: helps families rise out of homelessness and prevents others from losing their homes through stable jobs and housing.

Clients receive case management, support services and assistance with job search, housing search and 12 months of job retention.

EHSP specifically aids in job search by:

  • Job search skills assistance
  • Job readiness training
  • Resume, cover letters and interview skills
  • Access to YWCA resources including phones, job listings, computers, and fax
  • Interview clothing
  • Free voicemail so potential employers can reach you
  • Referrals to resources for housing, employment, education and basic needs

eligibility: clients must be 175% of federal poverty level.

Since the YWCA Employment and Housing Stability Program began three years ago, 236 people have benefitted from intensive job search assistance and housing resources. In a challenging economy and tight job market, this program has achieved incredible results:

  • 75% found jobs above minimum wage: $11.61/hr average for full time work, $13.81/hr average wage for part time work
  • 83% kept their jobs at least three months
  • 80% kept their jobs at least one year. 4% was the average annual wage increase – very high for this economy
  • 99% who were on the verge of becoming homeless when they entered the program, maintained and stabilized their housing
  • 43% who were homeless, left with stable housing
  • 60 % who were homeless, found stable housing within six months of leaving the program

This program receives funding from the King County Veterans & Human Services levy.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 ( TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.