Ready to Work is set apart from other programs by its focus on self-sufficiency, its emphasis on paid work, and the extensive community partnerships that help its clients succeed.
Ending homelessness is impossible without stable housing. And it is impossible to achieve stable housing without steady income.
That is why RTW focuses on paid work and rigorous counseling, so that our clients can independently manage their own housing and expenses when they graduate from our program. While clients are only housed by RTW temporarily,
RTW directly connects its clients to jobs that will allow them to pay for their own housing and other expenses. This emphasis on independence and self-reliance are critical to helping our clients remain housed for long periods of time.
While they work toward securing paid employment, RTW clients get active, hands-on training as part of crews that help clean up San Joaquin County communities. And they receive stipends designed to help them learn to manage household skills such as budgeting and saving.
Our clients have these opportunities thanks to our partners and committed team members.
RTW began and continues to operate as a collaborative public-private partnership, with the support of local law enforcement, homeless service organizations, county and city administrators, elected local and state officials, and numerous members of the business and labor community.
With the backing of our partners, RTW emphasizes the power of work and self-sufficiency, helping men in San Joaquin County take control of their lives and break cycles of homelessness, poverty, and crime.