Employment Training Program

If you are homeless and unemployed and want to develop your job skills to find lasting employment, you may be eligible to join our Jobs Stipend and Employment Training Program.

In order to get back into housing and stay housed, it is essential to obtain a steady source of income. Job readiness depends on being able to work, and having recent experience on your resume.

How can we help you?

On the Job Training

We provide a limited number of on-the-job training opportunities (with an hourly $ stipend) to help you gain marketable skills that can transfer to a wide variety of potential employers. You can learn clerical, custodial and food service related skills by working side by side with our staff and volunteers. It is a safe place to learn, make mistakes, and receive guidance from our management team. We want to help you build on your strengths and give you the opportunity to demonstrate your capacity to work hard, follow directions, manage your time, and be reliable in a workplace. Based on your program participation, you may qualify to become a regular employee or obtain a job reference.

Job Seeking Support

You can meet with a counselor to discuss any barriers to employment you might have and create a personal employment plan. You can receive assistance filling out job applications or obtaining appropriate clothing. You can also apply for help with transportation costs to seek or pursue a job opportunity.

How do I apply to participate?

We welcome you to visit our Housing Help Desk on Monday – Friday to express your interest in applying for the Jobs Stipend and Employment Training Program. The Housing Help Desk is located above our Free Dining Room at 822 B Street in San Rafael. Sign-ups begin at 10:45 am each day. Please sign-in at the counter when you arrive.

Quick links to other employment related services:

  • Marin Employment Connection
    MEC offers the tools and services needed to achieve personal and professional success. Our common goal: to support a thriving and diverse workforce in our community.
  • Downtown Streets Team
    DST believes that treating people with dignity and empowering them to be a part of the solution to their struggles is a major factor in their ultimate success.