CareerSource Palm Beach County recently awarded an additional $100,000 in funding to the Lord’s Place to increase the scope of services the nonprofit provides to homeless ex-offenders and others experiencing homelessness. This new funding is in addition to $200,000 already awarded by CareerSource this program year to fund these services.
“CareerSource Palm Beach County has provided a total of $2 million in funding to the Lord’s Place over the past 10 years to help end the cycle of homelessness and unemployment. The Lord’s Place has an outstanding track record of providing intensive services to CareerSource homeless participants, and we look forward to working with them to expand these efforts,” said Steve Craig, the president and CEO of CareerSource Palm Beach County. “These services include benefits navigation, peer support, individual therapy, literacy tutoring, financial coaching, referrals to stabilized housing and health care coordination.”
The funding will enable the Lord’s Place to dedicate greater time and resources to providing individualized attention to participants. Services will also include one-on-one/small group job coaching and life skills instruction. With these additional funds, the Lord’s Place will add 20 additional participants to their program, enroll 14 more participants into their employability skills training, and help 25 participants obtain unsubsidized employment.
“We are grateful for this increased level of support from CareerSource,” CEO Diana Stanley said. “The services it will help us provide are life-changing to those we serve. Through the expanded training and counseling this grant funds, individuals who were once homeless or incarcerated will have increased access to meaningful and sustained employment which is key to long-term stability.”