Employment is a foundational part of helping people get back on their feet in a sustainable way. Our job training program helps those who are experiencing homelessness gain valuable work experience and find a pathway to financial stability and independent living.
Nourish Mobile Market
Launched in 2015, Nourish Mobile Market was a bold and innovate program that served as a model for our region. In 3 years we paid over $100,000 in wages to residents of our shelter program while providing much-needed multidisciplinary job training.
Nourish Mobile Market operated seasonally with stops across Lancaster & Chester Counties, selling fresh produce and delicious treats.
However, since the launch of the program in 2015, Good Samaritan Services has evolved significantly. We have acquired two additional properties, merged with Bridge of Hope Lancaster & Chester Counties and tripled the number of clients we are serving in Lancaster & Chester Counties.
To better serve the needs of our clients, we have decided to transform our existing Nourish Mobile Market program into a comprehensive job training program that will serve more of our clients in even more meaningful, lasting ways, and which better fits our current organization. We have been working on a new job training program that will launch in 2019. This classroom-based approach will serve more of our clients, across all of our locations.
We are proud of Nourish Mobile Market and the accomplishments we achieved in 3 years. It will forever be a part of our history.
We are grateful for the donation of 25 laptops we received from Pfizer! These laptops will be used in our new job training program, which is a 10 week classroom based program that will be offered throughout the year to our clients and residents. Be sure to follow Good Samaritan Services for future updates on this program!
First Class of the New Program!
On March 25, 2019, our new job training program launched. Six men from our Phoenixville shelter joined this program to learn more about job readiness, computer skills, resume writing and how to apply online. They will also practice these learned skills through interview training, mock interviews, as well as attend a few field trips to local businesses. On these trips, the students will talk with Human Resource Personnel to learn more about what organizations look for when hiring new employees. Upon completion of this 10-week program, the men will participate in a graduation ceremony and each will receive a $1,000 stipend for attending and participating in the classes.
Below is the first cohort in the new program, who are being taught by Kris Kraihanzel.