|Adult Career Development Program (Denver)- Goodwill Industries of Denver||Goodwill provides critical job skills training and development of a career path for individuals receiving TANF to secure employment or long-term benefits. Through career classes, job assessments, job training programs, job placement, and individual support, Goodwill’s experienced job counselors will help individuals explore what motivates them and start them on a journey towards job success.
We also provide employment support and services to assist participants in moving beyond a job to developing a career path.
||Denver County||Denver - Goodwill Industries of Denver||Goodwill Industries of Denver|
|Colorado Employment First - Rio Blanco County Department of Social Services||Increases employment for food stamp participants through support, referrals, accountability, and community work. Employment First is a federally mandated program designed to ensure that all able-bodied food stamp participants are engaged in activities that will improve their employability.||Rio Blanco County||Rio Blanco County Department of Social Services||Rio Blanco County Department of Social Services|
|Colorado Works - Phillips County - Department of Social Services||Serves low-income families with children by providing income assistance and supportive services to help participants become and remain self-sufficient. It is federally funded with TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) dollars, which requires participation in work related activities.||Phillips County||Phillips County - Department of Social Services||Phillips County - Department of Social Services|
|Colorado Works (TANF) - Pueblo County Social Services||Colorado Works (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) provides financial and employment support to low-income families. Assistance and services provided may include child care, cash payments, transportation, counseling, help finding employment, and other services.||Pueblo County||Adult Services||Pueblo County Social Services|
|Colorado Works - Washington County - Department of Social Services||Services low-income families with children by providing income assistance and supportive services to help participants become and remain self-sufficient. Funded by TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families).||Washington County||Washington County - Department of Social Services||Washington County - Department of Social Services|
|Colorado Works - Yuma County - Department of Social Services||Serves low-income families with children with income assistance and supportive services to help participants become and remain self-sufficient. The program is federally funded by TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families).||Yuma County||Yuma County - Department of Social Services||Yuma County - Department of Social Services |
|Employment First - Discover Goodwill||Employment First program assists Food Stamp recipients in gaining skills, training, or experience that will increase their ability to obtain competitive employment. All program participants are given the opportunity to learn job-seeking skills and are provided job placement assistance along with an array of other support services. On-the-job training is also provided through the Workfare program at a variety of sponsored non-profit work sites throughout the community. This is intended to improve the employability of individuals by enhancing skills and abilities, experience, and self esteem.||El Paso County||Income Support & Employment - Discover Goodwill||Discover Goodwill |
|Employment First Program, Mesa County Workforce Center||The Employment First Program assists Food Stamp recipients with job search, job entry, and retention skills. Employment First has a work experience component that places participants at compatible non-profit or government work sites. Here, participants can gain new skills, have a current reference for their job search, and can improve on the soft skills of professionalism and reliability that are the key to successful employment. The Program also may offer transportation reimbursement to participants||Mesa County||Mesa County Workforce Center||Mesa County Workforce Center|
|Employment First Program - Montrose County||The Employment First Program is for individuals applying / receiving Food Assistance benefits who are unemployed or under-employed (less than 30 hours a week)
||Montrose County||Montrose County Department of Human Services - Montrose Health & Human Services||Montrose County Health and Human Services|
|Family Service Center - Pueblo County Social Services||Provides the following assistance programs:
- Medicaid for families with dependent children OR for pregnant women.
- Colorado Works Cash Assistance Program.
- Food Assistance Program
- Colorado Child Care Assistance Program
||Pueblo County||Family Service Center - Pueblo County Social Services||Pueblo County Social Services|
|Self Sufficiency Program - Sedgwick County - Department of Human Services||Offers day care assistance, cash assistance for eligible families, work programs, and employment assistance for families and individuals receiving services.||Sedgwick County||Sedgwick County - Department of Human Services||Sedgwick County - Department of Human Services|
|Workforce Investment Act (WIA)||The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is a federal program that provides scholarship funding for individuals who are eligible for enrollment in the program and who are able to document need for training services.
WIA is not an entitlement program. Applicants are required to compete for this limited funding that must be applied to short-term, occupational skills training designed to lead to immediate employment.
WIA funding may be applied to:
* Tuition for computer skills classes offered by the Professional Services Division
* Tuition for approved, short-term courses offered by approved colleges or tech schools in the state
* Appropriate support services such as examinations, books, fees, uniforms, etc. related to approved training
* Work experience internships with local employers
* On the job training costs shared with local employers||Mesa County||Mesa County Workforce Center||Mesa County Workforce Center|