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We provide services to reintegrate homeless veterans into the labor force by placing them into family-sustaining employment and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homelessness.
We develop and provide a range of employment related services to youth ages 18-24 with the goals of job placement, job retention, educational/vocational linkage and increased household income for increased self-sufficiency.
Of Color, Inc. is a housing first service provider. We partner through referrals to Chicago housing providers with a strong intent to secure a housing project for youth and older adults with or without children. We believe that for individuals and families to realize their own success, that affordable and sustainable housing is essential.
Our housing model is inclusive of employment services and address trauma informed care for our participants. The role of our program is to ask, listen and help our participants structure their own decisions which will link them to local resources, increase their own self-sufficiency and maximize the likelihood for goal achievement in their individual service plans.
The Business Center works to develop new skill sets with veterans, returning citizens and dislocated workers who are re-starting their job search in selected industries. We transition many of our clients to employers who have negotiated a temporary to permanent work arrangement (TJ - Transitional Jobs). This is essential for our client population as advocacy from training to placement guarantees a higher level of sustained work periods.
Collectively, our Workforce Team has employer relationships with more than 100 companies across 15 industries throughout the city of Chicago and in Cook Suburban areas.
Coaching, Mentoring & Individual Career Tutoring
Our Business Service Representatives are passionate about their work and their clients. We provide individual coaching and tutoring for pre-employment testing. We also serve as mentor to many of the individuals that we serve.
We hosts hiring events with employers whom are ready to hire our “work ready” clients on the spot.
We believe in creating and delivering H.O.P.E.