Connecting With Community
Our Connecting with Community program links job-training participants with appropriate resources for housing, food stamps, drug rehabilitation, long-term counseling, and free to low-cost physical and mental health services.
As a trainee nears completion of our employment program, Connecting with Community engages the individual in one-on-one job searching techniques, application review and coaching, and interview role-playing.
Our Social Work Interns work with our Connecting with Community program, working one-on-one with trainees to promote their full participation in our job training and transitional employment programs. Needs such as health care, legal issues, transportation and shelter are addressed throughout the year. With our social work team, trainees identify goals that will create and sustain their own well-being.The team will monitor trainee progress toward goals and support meaningful engagement in accomplishing goals.In addition, our social work interns foster trainee progress toward unsubsidized employment as a key long-term goal related to a career plan.
Our social work team is supervised to San Jose State Professor, Francis Krebs, LCSW
Partnering with Bauman College's WellFed Program
Bauman College, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational institution has been
training Nutrition Consultants and Natural Chefs since 1989. Their mission
is to improve personal and community well-being by teaching people to
eat well to sustain health and support recovery from illness and injury.
A significant part of their work is to support students and graduates in
offering programs and services to teach whole food nutrition to groups and organizations interested in
creating a culture of improved health and sustainable living.
Kitchen & Resource Center:Every Tuesday through Friday during the growing season, our farm kitchen provides a hot meal for anyone volunteering or working that day.
Our kitchen is also one site of our community resources program. We bring vital resources within reach to individuals-in-need. Local non-profit organizations are invited to visit our kitchen on a regular basis, providing essential information and necessities to individuals living on the streets or at risk of losing their homes. Often the Kitchen Resource Center is a person's introduction to our job-training program.