Work Changes Lives
Our clients are active participants in their own success, and learn hard skills that lead directly to jobs.
Earned income is the key for graduates to maintain housing and avoid future homelessness.
Work instills the value of self-reliance and builds the capacity for long-term success.
Ready to Work provides the education and opportunity so that people can take control of their own lives.
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Unauthorized encampments are a health, safety, and quality of life issue throughout San Joaquin County.
In 2019, there were 1,558 unsheltered homeless people in San Joaquin County, with another 1,061 people living in emergency shelters.
People deserve better than living on the street without a home and without hope. That’s why we provide temporary shelter, as well as the tools for homeless men to become self-sufficient.
Founded on durable Partnerships
Ready to Work is a public-private partnership that has brought together nonprofits, private donors, law enforcement, local government, and state agencies in a way that San Joaquin County hasn’t seen before.
Our partners have worked tirelessly with us to create new alliances and utilize existing resources in creative ways so our clients have the most comprehensive support possible.
Thanks especially to our Founding Sponsors, who are the backbone of Ready to Work!
Check out our Founding Sponsors and growing list of partners.
Your support has a direct impact on our ability to change lives
Ready to Work makes long-term investments in the health, economy, and people of San Joaquin County.
We provide shelter, food, education, work training, skill certification, stipends, and links to permanent housing for people who want a second chance. But we need your financial support to make this happen.
With your help, we can change lives.
Join our team by becoming a donor, or by agreeing to hire one of our graduates.