As part of our commitment to ending homelessness in our community, Destination: Home is proud to announce that we’ll be embarking on an effort to expand and enhance our pilot Destination: Work initiative!
Destination: Work was launched in 2017 by the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, and Destination: Home. While we’ve made some solid progress in our initial pilot phase - developing partnerships with a diverse array of employers and employment training providers, and serving 178 formerly homeless individuals - we know we have much work to do to make this program a success.
As we enter this next phase of the initiative, we’ll be looking to:
- Expand job pathways that offer a living wage
- Improve the placement of participants into full-time, living wage jobs
- Increase program capacity to serve many more of the thousands of people currently in our supportive housing system
We know that the majority of homeless men and women can - and want to - work. And by expanding and enhancing our Destination: Work initiative, we can help more individuals in our supportive housing system achieve long-term housing stability and self-sufficiency!