Homeless Career Counseling Services
The Homeless Shelter/Transitional Housing/Low-Income Housing Program has historically helped low-income families and individuals from various homeless and low-income housing program find career paths. We work closely with the client's case managers for this program. Partners for this program include: Montgomery County Government Health & Human Services Rapid Rehousing Program, Stepping Stones Shelter, The Dwelling Place, Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Montgomery Housing Partnership, and Housing Opportunities Commission.
Target Population : Those who are homeless or recently housed
Intake/Eligibility : Housing services partners refer clients; email firstname.lastname@example.org to determine eligibility
Education Support Program
In the Educational Support Program, we help students find scholarships, complete workforce development programs and then find and maintain employment. Our primary partner is Montgomery College.
Target Population : Those who want to take certificate or degree programs
Intake/Eligibility : Montgomery College refers clients; email email@example.com to determine eligibility
The Learning Community Program
CC’s Learning Community Program (LC) provides training and support to staff of other nonprofits. A case study approach is used and we work with other workforce development-focused organizations to increase their expertise in helping the disadvantaged find meaningful employment.
Target Population : Other workforce development programs serving the disadvantaged
Intake/Eligibility : Cohorts are formed based on demand
Direct Access Career Counseling
The Direct Access Services Program serves individuals seeking services who are not covered under any existing grants or contracts. We charge a sliding-scale copay. Unlike our other clients who are referred to us and whose services are paid for under existing grants and contracts, Direct Access clients learn about this service through word of mouth and reach out to us for help. The program grows annually, with no marketing -- evidence of the need for services like ours in the community. We do not have the resources to work intensively with all who request our help.
Target Population : Adults, ages 18-70, under or unemployed
Intake/Eligibility : Clients refer themselves; they can determine eligibility at https://careercatchers.org/one-on-one-employment-counseling/
Domestic Violence Career Counseling
The Domestic Violence (DV) Program serves Montgomery County residents and helps DV victims obtain financial self-sufficiency from their abusers, supporting the whole family’s long-term safety. CareerCatchers works closely with the victim's advocate or therapist for this program.
Target Population : Survivors of Domestic Violence
Intake/Eligibility : Partners from Montgomery County Domestic Violence Programs refer clients; they can determine eligibility at https://careercatchers.org/one-on-one-employment-counseling/