IPS (supported employment)
Since the start of this initiative on October 5, 2018, we have had 92 referrals from five partners, including the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC), South Bay Community Services, PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), Home Start, Father Joe’s Villages and new partner YWCA of San Diego County.
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a stroll down memory lane to capture some of this year’s best workforce development moments in San Diego County.
Homelessness does not discriminate. Individuals who make up our region’s population come from a diverse background of age, race, circumstances and experiences. Some are veterans, others are under 18. Some have no family in the area, others navigate housing insecurity as a household. For some, there is addiction and disability, but one thing remains certain for all: they are fighting for survival on the streets of San Diego.
Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) was founded on the idea of giving the most needy men and women on the streets a home and surrounding them with the care they need. A national organization with headquarters in New York City
May is Mental Health Month, a nationwide effort to raise awareness for mental health. Each year, this conversation seeks to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Join the conversation on twitter with #MentalHealthMonth. On
Valerio Pillado enrolled in Breaking Barriers San Diego in 2016. Here is his story in his own words. Before I came to Breaking Barriers San Diego, I was having a lot of problems finding and keeping a job. I was
Every year, 20,000 military members stationed in San Diego County leave the service, and a third of them stay in the area. Though they are assets to our region, they also face challenges with transitioning to civilian life. zero8hundred, implemented
When Mark Bradley first heard about Breaking Barriers (BBSD) he was doing his best to get back on his feet. Mark was out of work and receiving substance abuse services treatment from Mental Health Systems’ San Diego Center for Change, funded through the
The California Workforce Association’s Meeting of the Minds focuses on high level discussion of the state and direction of the workforce development system. This year’s conference, which took place September 6–8 in Monterey, California, featured thought leaders from within and outside
More than 240,500 veterans reside in San Diego County, making us the third highest population of veterans in the United States and the number one destination for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet, here and elsewhere, veterans continue to