Employment Services | Project HOME

Employment Services

  • Employment Services
For more information, please contact Program Manager Alexis Pugh at [email protected] or 215-232-7272 x3051.

Project HOME is strongly committed to empowering all participants to reach their fullest potential as individuals by supporting them through employment and educational opportunities that are grounded in recovery principles. Access and Individualized services are key elements of every Supported Employment Program and the Employment Services Program at Project HOME is informed by these principles.

Supported Employment
Supported employment is an evidence-based practice used to assist members of the Project HOME community to increase their income through competitive employment. A steady employment and career track is available through this individualized program that will help Project HOME residents identify employment and career goals and access employment opportunities linked to those goals.

The Supportive Employment Program offers career planning and identification, job search, assistance in preparing for interviews, coordination with employers and job-site coaching, skills-building resources, coordination with support services, and access to future job opportunities.

Residential Internship Program
A six-month paid internship opportunity that helps unemployed or under-employed individuals gain the experience required to re-enter the job market. The internships are either within Project HOME or at a partner company/organization. The residential internship program provides services that include job training, on-site support, career guidance, and job search assistance throughout the duration of the internship program. Interns are required to work and attend trainings on weekly basis.

Job Access
Project HOME residents also have access to services that include resume development, assistance completing online job applications, access to job listings, and a quarterly meeting with employer presentations.

  • Fresh Grocer
  • Allied Barton
  • Penn Jersey
  • Fresh Direct
  • PECO
  • Sheraton

Our 1515 Fairmount Avenue office is also a BenePhilly location! BenePhilly Centers offer free one-on-one professional support to help Philadelphian residents enroll in benefits.

Call 215-320-6193 to get help with:

  • Prescriptions
  • Food
  • Utilities
  • Taxes
  • Rent
  • Health Insurance
  • College Payments

Counselors help you every step of the way!

  • Find out what benefits you are eligible to receive
  • Get help completing applications
  • Organize documents
  • Follow up on applications

Call 215-320-6193 to schedule an appointment or to receive benefits assistance over the phone.

The hours of operation for the 1515 Fairmount Avenue location are: 

  • Monday through Wednesday: 9 am – 6:30 pm
  • Thursday through Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Every other Saturday: 9 am – Noon 

The Veterans Training and Employment Program, a partnership between Project HOME and PECO, is a model that uses the restorative power of work, education and community to help formerly homeless veterans re-make their lives.

The vehicle for accomplishing this change is the internship, a six-month experience during which the interns hold down real jobs and learn real skills needed for success at work and in their lives.

The experience is designed for the interns to develop new skills, re-discover hidden talents and set new goals for a life of independence, productivity, and contribution to family and community. By the end of the internship, each intern is expected to obtain independent employment.