Secure Jobs Connecticut — a state pilot program geared toward providing aid to homeless families — has already taken on eight New Haven families, just six months into operation.
Secure Jobs CT prevents the formerly homeless and unemployed from losing their jobs and houses by subsidizing their rent and increasing their short- and long-term earning power. Secure Jobs CT helps finance family members’ community college and GED educations, and also provides funding for work equipment and uniforms. The program emphasizes flexible financial assistance to help families overcome personalized challenges, such as child care and transportation, in an individualized way. The organization’s goal is to stabilize the lives of 50 formerly homeless families in two years.