We empower others with the tools to be healthy, economically empowered & safe.
With over 200,000 people living in poverty in Alameda County, the Work It Well Project has a mission to provide solutions for the most vulnerable members of our community. Our SOS program serves women with barriers and/or are in transition based on hardships, limited income, lack of wisdom, lack of resources or limited exposure. Our objective is to help transform their lives and become healthier, economically empowered, safe and inspired. We provide them extensive case management that includes work experience through employment placement, career exploration, education, skills building, entrepreneurship coaching, resources, housing placement, referrals and/or entrepreneurship as a supplemental income. We have worked with hundreds of women to change their lives for the better, putting them on a track to success. Many of the women that we serve are mothers, so our impact goes beyond the individual needs, but their children, families and communities.
“A young lady in a domestic violence relationship enrolled in the Save Our Sisters program in a dark time of her life. The wrap around services of the Work It Well Project helped her to secure affordable housing and consistent employment. She was able to move away from the risky work she had been doing in adult entertainment and gain a healthy career. In the process she became stable so that she was able to obtain full custody of her son.”
“One low-income woman whose only income was from Social Security benefits wanted to transition into the workforce but had very little work experience. Through our in-house job training, she was packaged with work experience opportunities and gained new skills. Our team provided a career opportunity that doubled her income within the same year.”
A wrap-around program targeting men who experience barriers that set them back from reaching their goals. The program elements are based on the participant’s needs, and include employment placement, entrepreneurship exploration, health, wellness, leadership, life-skills, personal and professional development. Over the 25 years in service, we developed a cohort of partnership organizations, and businesses where clients are placed in employment positions that fit their diverse skills and interests, while providing other necessary services around housing, food, transportation and health. Our objective is to inspire men and find replacement options that can meet them where they are while helping them explore what they can become and creating a safe place for them to share in order for them to find solutions to their life challenges.
“A housing-insecure couple was living in their car through the Covid-19 pandemic when they enrolled in our program for our wrap around services. We assisted the wife in obtaining Social Security benefits, making sure that she was able to get the public assistance that she desperately needed. We also helped her husband secure consistent income by placing him in a temporary job opportunity until we identified an employee partnership in his credentialed career. Additionally they were placed in housing paid for through our partnering agencies, and are now able to sustain on their own.”
Your contribution will enable us to help continue our wrap around services to help vulnerable populations from falling through the cracks