Jeff Finds Meaning in His New Job
A job helps build your self-confidence. And it feels great to be of service to others.
Currently homeless and staying in the Central Arizona Shelter Services shelter on the Human Services Campus (HSC), Jeff came to SJW to find a job. Lucky to have a shelter bed, Jeff got busy and found a job within six days of coming into the office! He got hired at a local bakery in a full-time position paying $13.15/hour, which will provide benefits after a probationary period. He was to start his job immediately and he was very happy! To ensure Jeff would be successful in his new job, HSC Lead Employment Specialist, Ruben Myers, assisted Jeffery with Non-slip shoes, a Monthly Bus Pass, and a week’s worth of appropriate work clothing: jeans, shirts, socks, undergarment, and hygiene materials.
When asked, ‘What does a job mean to you?,’ Jeffery replied,
“a job helps build your self-confidence. And it feels great to be of service to others,” something with which we certainly agree here at St. Joseph the Worker! We wish Jeff much luck and success and he works to find his own place to live and rebuild his life.
Jeff’s face says it all. He looks the way we feel – happy and grateful for your support! You make “Transforming Lives through Employment” possible for the thousands of individuals we help every year. We simply could not do it without you. Thank you!