We offer two prevocational programs: Site–Based and Community–Based. These programs provide job readiness skills to prepare individuals for real-world employment. This service bridges the gap between day habilitation and supported employment services.
The individuals in our prevocational programs participate in training at community sites including food pantries, soup kitchens, local parks, churches, and various nonprofits in Brooklyn. The program staff work to teach the soft skills of work; this may include working as part of team, managing constructive feedback, increasing focus and flexibility, and following directions until completion.
We have built valuable community partnerships that give individuals the chance to experience working alongside people from all walks of life. Individuals in this program are making meaningful contributions to their community while building valuable relationships. Individuals gain a sense of pride and growth and building their own confidence. They also achieve independence and skills that set them apart in their preparation to enter the workforce.
We have long-standing relationships with many Brooklyn businesses and organizations, including:
- Brooklyn Bridge Conservancy
- Volunteers of America
- St. Martin of Tours Church
- Recovery House of Worship
- CAMBA Beyond Hunger Food Pantry
- Park Slope Armory Women’s Shelter