Ready for Work

Ready for Work

The Ready for Work (RFW) is designed to prepare people living with chronic illness for careers, and to empower them with job readiness and life skills.


Goal: The Housing Works Ready for Work (RFW) is designed to prepare people living with chronic illness for careers, and to empower them with job readiness and life skills. 

Who is Eligible? RFW is available to individuals who are actively engaged in case management.
Reentry Initiatives for no less than three months (3 months) and referred by their CM program.

Additional Eligibility:

  • HIV positive or
  • HIV negative with two of the following chronic illness: (Housing Works clients only)
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Heart Disease
  • Mental Health Condition
  • Substance Use Issue


This program is a combination of classroom and paid on-the-job internship that would help people be successful in the workplace. The program will help build skills needed to enter the workforce including time-management, teamwork and creative problem-solving.


FROM THE CLASSROOM:

Language Arts, Mathematics, Life Skills, 

Health& Wellness, Career Lab, & Computer Skill, and 

TASC test preparation.

TO THE WORKPLACE:

Job-search assistance, paid internship placement

at Housing Works, weekly sessions with a job

coach, worksite supervision, mentorship, college

classes (at your own expense), and integrated

care conferences.

Upon completion program graduate will get assistance from staff in finding job placement.

*Call 347-473-7429 for detailed eligibility requirements, or contact Jennifer at j.lester@housingworks.org

Our Mission

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.

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