Homeless Employment Program

Location

2024 Third Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
United States

16601 NE 80th Street
Redmond, WA 98052
United States

1010 S. Second St.
Renton, WA 98057
United States

1044 18th St NE
Auburn, WA 98002
United States

Hours

Sunday Closed Monday 9:00 am-5:00 pm Tuesday 9:00 am-5:00 pm Wednesday 9:00 am-5:00 pm Thursday 9:00 am-5:00 pm Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm Saturday Closed

Contact

South King County Regional Center
Family Village Redmond
YWCA’s Homeless Employment Program, provides people experiencing homelessness or people who are at risk of homelessness with a full range of individualized employment and support services needed to achieve self-sufficiency and stable housing.

The Homeless Employment Program, provides people experiencing homelessness or people who are at risk of homelessness with a full range of individualized employment and support services needed to achieve self-sufficiency and stable housing.

  • Career Development and Coaching
  • Job Search and Job Placement Assistance
  • Identifying Strengths and Addressing Barriers
  • Tools, Clothing and Transportation for Work
  • Referrals to Community Resources
  • Housing Navigation Including Resources and Information
  • Financial Empowerment and Resources

What can we provide?

Once enrolled, an employment navigator will help you:

  • Discover your professional interests, skills and goals
  • Create effective resumes and cover letters
  • Access job listings and job search tools
  • Develop and pursue job leads
  • Practice interviewing and networking techniques
  • Access education and job training opportunities
  • Navigate the housing system
  • Plan for the future

What happens after you find a job?

Your employment navigator will also help you to continue to develop your workplace skills and to access stable housing, including:

  • Understanding an employer’s expectations
  • Developing good work habits
  • Communicating effectively with coworkers
  • Dealing with workplace stress
  • Adapting to the workplace
  • Advancing your career
  • Stabilizing your housing through coordination with the housing system
  • Accessing Rapid Rehousing (if eligible)
  • Financial planning 

This program has received funding from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy

 

Eligibility & Enrollment
  • Live in King County
  • Are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness
  • Are 18 or older
  • Have a valid photo ID and Social Security card
  • Are motivated to find work and can commit to meeting regularly with an employment navigator.

Services Offered

Job Training

Sponsors

Related Events

Women RISE Career Workshop

Start Date
3:00 pm
-
End Date
6:00 pm
Edmonds Center for the Arts
Image
YWCA Presents: Women RISE Career Workshop
Refresh, Inspire, Support, and Empower (RISE) Women in the Workforce

2019 YWCA School Days

Start Date
8:00 am
-
End Date
6:00 pm
King County & Snohomish County
Image
School Days
YWCA’s School Days is an annual back-to-school program that equips children and teens who live in our emergency shelters, transitional housing, or supportive housing with the school supplies they need to be successful at the start of the new school year.

Related News

News
YWCA is seeking volunteers to assist with a Women Rise Career Workshop, a free event inviting women from all walks of life in the Edmonds/Snohomish County area to take their careers to the next level, whether they are looking for work or ready to take the next step in their current jobs.

"How YWCA helped me live my dream"

May 23, 2019 Blog Post
This month we'd like to dedicate our blog to appreciating the many groups and individuals who help YWCA's mission, like our King County Luncheon speaker, Rebecca Bauer. Learn more about Rebecca's inspiring journey with YWCA, including overcoming homelessness and domestic abuse, and finding stability as a single mother.

Equal Pay Day Reading List

April 2, 2019 Blog Post
YWCA is on a mission to make sure women and girls of color have the same resources and opportunities to earn a fair wage and build a stable career. Read previous blog posts from us on how equal pay is not a one size fits all request, how women of color are impacted by pay discrimination, as well as additional resources.

Let's Get in Formation: 125 Years of YW Women

March 7, 2019 Blog Post
This week we pay homage to a few women who have helped shape the last 125 years of YWCA in Washington State. Because of these fearless and community-driven women, YWCA has created spaces for women and girls to network, have access to training, and find safe housing.