The Urban League's Employment Services Division operates three programs for public assistance recipients at the Monroe County Department of Human Services at 691 St. Paul Street:
- The Pathways Program, which uses an innovative case management approach to help welfare recipients move into the workforce. Participants attend a monthly three-hour group session and set goals for themselves to work on stabilizing all aspects of their lives moving towards self-sufficient.
- Paths to Recovery, which is modeled after Pathways and focuses on recipients who are in treatment for chemical dependency. The program supports clients while they complete substance abuse treatment, participate in mandated work activities, and seek employment.
- Job Readiness, Job Placement and Retention Services, a performance based program that helps public assistance recipients obtain and retain employment. Referrals are received from the Department of Human Services each month and clients are invited to a two-hour orientation. Clients are responsible for attending a biweekly job club and job searching with the assistance of an employment specialist for at least 10 hours each week.
Together these programs serve approximately 350 individuals each year.
For more information, please contact Shelia James, 585.325-6530 ext. 3020, .