Work and Dignity: Important Steps on the Path to Housing – Overcoming Hurdles

Posted by City of Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services on July 26, 2022

The cost of childcare and transportation can keep people from getting a job. For those experiencing homelessness, the obstacles are even bigger. If you are living in a shelter, who watches your kids while you’re at work? If you don’t have a paycheck, how can you get a bus pass? More importantly, how do you move out without an income to pay the rent?

Knowing these barriers hold people back, the Office of Homeless Services created a program to make it easier for people experiencing homelessness to find, and keep, a job: Help for the Hurdles. It’s a partnership with First Step Staffing, an innovative employment organization. They hire individuals with barriers to employment and help them take the first step toward self-sufficiency.

Help with the hurdles.

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