What About Working?
Employment, Training, & Classes
LIFT Cambridge and Somerville Offices 366 Somerville Ave. (Union Sq.)
LIFT Roxbury Office 339 Dudley St, Boston. 617 427-1155
Both offices will help with employment, resume writing, and computer job search. In addition they will help with applying for benefits, obtaining IDs, doing taxes, housing help, job readiness, employment search, and other services as needed.
Community Learning Center
5 Western Ave, (Central Square) Cambridge
Offers computer instruction, GED classes, and English as a Second Language for people who are homeless or in transitional housing.
Call Deb Foxx 617-349-6363
St. Francis House
39 Boylston St., Boston
Has two programs to help people prepare for employment. The First Step Program is a one-week program given in English and Spanish. The Moving Ahead Program is 14 weeks and includes counseling, job search and a small stipend. You can get more information and apply for Moving Ahead on the 4th floor, and to First Step on the 3rd floor. Also offer Next Step programs.
Computers available for job search, and other help for women seeking jobs. Fill out a form to become a member. Services are free. Each center may vary in what they offer. Stop in or call:
186 Alewife Parkway, (Alewife Red line T Stop) Cambridge
617-661-7867 (Press 0 for information)
29 Winter St., Boston (Downtown Crossing) 4th floor 617-737-0093 (stay on the line)
In addition to job search, and classes they have Project TEAM, a program with extra services for people who are homeless.
210 South St., Boston
Boston Career Link
1010 Harrison Ave., Boston
Spare Change News
1151 Mass. Ave. (Church basement), Cambridge 617-497-1595
Stop by or call about selling the newspaper on the street.
Cambridge Employment Program
51 Inman St., Cambridge
Employment counseling for Cambridge residents including the homeless. Stop in for an application and appointment.
There are other employment and training programs where you need a referral. If you are interested in finding something else ask through day programs, housing advocates, the Multi Service Center in Cambridge, and other case managers.
“It’s tough to find a job without a permanent address. You have to work around shelter and drop-in schedules.”
“You can’t maintain your job if you don't maintain your appearance.”
“You need an address.”