CLL provides support services necessary for its members to seek and maintain employment.
Individuals attempting to re-integrate into the workforce face a number of obvious barriers to employment. There are also “hidden” barriers to finding, securing, and maintaining employment that represent significant obstacles for disadvantaged individuals.
The Center for Living and Learning provides support services, such as transportation to and from job interviews, and appropriate interview attire. These support services remove many of the less obvious barriers to employment. CLL also provides referrals to tattoo removal and other services for individuals looking to make a fresh start after a troubled past. An individual who is dedicated to re-entering the workforce after incarceration, treatment, homelessness, or poverty, often needs this additional support to secure a job, even if they are trained and qualified for the work they seek.
Individuals with barriers to employment experience positive outcomes when additional services are provided. Support services such as CLL provides enable our members to make a positive impression on potential employers, increasing the likelihood of being selected for employment. And once employment is secured, individuals have an easier time supporting themselves, creating a virtuous cycle of independence and success.