Guiding Light’s Back to Work program provides a short-term stay for men who are homeless and are seeking full-time employment, allowing them to save money while they look for permanent housing. This program is a smart and strong solution for promoting financial independence through work.
Once in the Back to Work program, the men are given a bed, three square meals a day and a rundown of all the tools available to find a job, such as our computer lab for job research and creating resumes. They receive job coaching, training in techniques for searches, and daily encouragement and advice. Guiding Light has a closet full of suits as well, for upcoming interviews. As needed, the men are provided transportation and any prerequisites they may need to accept a job offer such as work boots or uniforms.
Usually, men will find a job within the first week. Most of the men will have around twelve – fifteen weeks to work their new jobs and save money for a place to live.