Workforce Development

Secure Jobs is an employment readiness Program. Our mission is to not only provide short term tools to end homelessness, but to also equip our clients with long term tools and goals.

  • Established in 2013 as a pilot program in partnership with the Fireman Foundation with funding through the Housing Stabilization and Preservation Trust Fund. Other partners in launching this program include the Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) and Eastern Bank.
  • Gainful employment is critical to a family’s ability to maintain housing stability.  The Secure Jobs program helps people achieve the long-term objective of self-sufficiency and permanent housing.  Since its inception, the program has helped more than 1oo people with the steps needed to secure long-term employment.
  • In addition to providing clients with personalized employment services, our Secure Jobs staff works with the client to remove barriers to success by linking participants with childcare resources, transportation to and from training programs, helping navigate options for people who have challenges with CORIs, and providing skills training, job readiness training, and job search services.
  • Secure Jobs also guarantees that you will continue to receive the benefits you currently have, such as:  SNAP, Child Care, RAFT, HomeBase, Emergency Shelter; even after being employed*.  RCAP will be providing job readiness training, career planning, child care and employment. We will create an individualized career plan that adjust to the specific needs of our clients and integrates their rehousing plan.