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Take Action: Give a Hand Up

Here are a few of the ways your gifts to UGM are helping people get back to work:

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  • Vocational Education: In our learning centers, men and women are studying for their GEDs, learning computer skills, prepping for college, searching for jobs, receiving job coaching and polishing resumes.
  • Daily chores: Everyone staying at UGM shelters contributes in one way or another – laundry, kitchen duty, housekeeping, etc. – and, in the process, they practice basic job skills – being on time, dressing appropriately, following instructions and managing conflict.
  • Employment Ready Program: Participants receive specific instruction not only on how to get a job but how to keep one. Through case management, individual problem areas are identified and a plan of action is created.
  • Business Practicum: Recovery residents commit to 240 hours of unpaid employment at a local business, providing the opportunity to earn a good reference and rebuild both their resume and their confidence.

 

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