For people in recovery, a huge challenge to finding long-term success is landing a steady job and becoming financially self-sufficient. When your past includes addiction, prison, and other trauma, that’s a tall task. But the Mission’s Vocational Development program makes it possible. Just ask Richard . . .
Richard says the program gave him practical skills and a ton of confidence — both crucial needs when looking for work.
“The Vocational Development program helped me to overcome my fear of rejection, and realize my potential,” he says. Richard now works part-time in the program, which he says “gives me a chance to give back to the community that has given me so much.”
Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Vocational Development program is available for free both to guests of the mission and to members of the community who are in need. Vocational training workshops are held every Friday at 1 p.m. Anyone is welcome to attend.
The program addresses the need for financial stability through employment readiness, vocational training, and job placement. The program incorporates eight core components: