Workforce & Life Development

Your past does not define your future.

Portrait of two women at a meeting

Supporter and former Board member Rachel Lustig (right) with a Guest House resident

Our Workforce & Life Development Program immerses our clients in experiences they need to reenter the community. Every client in our Residential Program participates in our Workforce & Life Development Program as they learn how to find a fulfilling career and succeed once they’re employed. Our program consists of rotating classes Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 to mimic the routine and schedule required with full-time employment.

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Our curriculum balances the professional and personal needs of our clients. Class topics include:

Workforce skills
  • Resume writing, understanding how to be a good employee, how to dress for an interview, how to find professional training opportunities, how to communicate in a work environment, and more.
Life Skills – Includes evidenced based curricula for issues specific to justice involved women 
  • Mindfulness, anger management, improvisation, Seeking Safety, healthy relationships, A Woman’s Way Through the Twelve Steps, parenting, financial management courses, and more.

Our classes are taught by dedicated volunteers and members of other community organizations. Clients are surrounded by support from the class instructors, case managers, and the Friends of Guest House staff as they progress through our comprehensive curriculum. The next phase of our Workforce & Life Development Program involves working directly with potential employers to ensure a smoother transition from post-incarceration to a career.

If you’re an employer interested in participating in our Workforce & Life Development Program, please contact