This morning I sat in on a community meeting conducted by a representative of FareStart.
The introductory message was “Where you came from isn’t as important as where you’re going.” If you know someone who is looking for a terrific opportunity pass along this brief and point them towards the FareStart website.
FareStart offers a way out for many people who may be convinced they are stuck forever. Not so-
Here are some highlights of what this great organization offers in our community.
“We work with adults willing to do what it takes to turn their life around after hardship. Our Adult Culinary program will provide you with the tools, training and support you need to get a long term, good paying job.”
They are pretty simple:
Age 18 or older
Living below the poverty line
Clean and sober
Physically able to train 40 hrs/week for 16 weeks
Here’s what you will get
One of the best training and job placement programs anywhere:
16-weeks of food service training
Work side-by-side with top chefs
Increasing responsibility and skill
Resume and computer skills
Coaching for interviews
Help looking for a good job
6-months of support services after you get a job
Here’s how we will support you
We will help you every step of the way:
A one-on-one advisor to help you.
Assistance with housing
Connection to childcare assistance
Connection to mental health counseling
Connection to drug/alcohol counseling
Support with basic needs
Help finding a job
Support to help you keep a job
Program is free of charge
Here’s what you have to do
You don’t have to be perfect, but you have to give this your best every day. Show up on time. Be willing to learn, stay with the program, and work hard. If you don’t give up, neither will we. New students start the program every Monday.
What are you waiting for?