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Population Served: Previously homeless

Purple Door Coffee

Purple Door Coffee is an employment social enterprise coffee roastery in Englewood, Colorado that specializes in working with unhoused and street-connected teens and young adults to create opportunities for life change through job training and employment.

Empowerment Plan

The Empowerment Plan creates significant economic impact by serving as a stepping stone out of poverty into a state of stability. The core of their work stems from our intensive 2-year employment model focused on providing job readiness training and support services to our workforce.

Homeward Bound of Marin

Fresh Starts Culinary Academy is Homeward Bound’s flagship job-training program, serving low-income students from the community as well as Homeward Bound residents. Students work hands-on in the kitchen and learn core skills for a career in the busy culinary industry. The 10-week course also includes classroom sessions on professional development and personal finance, plus job … Continue reading Homeward Bound of Marin

Uplift Northwest

Uplift Northwest is a Seattle non-profit temporary staffing organization that provides hundreds of workers to a wide variety of commercial and residential employers in the Puget Sound Region. They serve their community by providing job training, dignified work opportunities, and support services to men and women experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Light House Bistro

Light House Bistro is a social enterprise operated by The Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center. The bistro provides living wage employment and training for individuals who have completed Light House’s workforce development programs.

Bayaud Enterprises

Bayaud’s mission is to create hope, opportunity, and choice for people with disabilities and those overcoming other barriers to employment. Since 1969, it has changed the lives of thousands of individuals in the Denver community by providing employment training, assessment, coaching, placement, and supported employment. Bayaud’s employment social enterprise provides full-time employment for 180 people, … Continue reading Bayaud Enterprises

Covenant House California

Covenant House California (CHC) is a non-profit youth homeless shelter that provides sanctuary and support for homeless and trafficked youth, ages 18-24. Now serving over 4,700 youth a year, CHC provides a full continuum of services to meet the physical, emotional, educational, vocational, and spiritual well-being of young people, in order to provide them with … Continue reading Covenant House California

Downtown Women’s Center

MADE by DWC is a social enterprise created by the Downtown Women’s Center to break the cycles of chronic unemployment and homelessness. They empower women to discover talents and develop skills by creating handmade, unique gift items that are sold in their retail locations.

MY House

MY House’s mission is to end homelessness. They operate two employment social enterprises that provide on-the-job training for young people experiencing homelessness – Gathering Grounds Café and Steamdriven Boutique.