Quincy bounces back after being laid off

Having a job means being able to take care of myself, staying busy and out of trouble, being a positive influence in the community and a possible role model for up and coming youth.

Quincy, still living in the Central Arizona Shelter Service on the Human Services Campus in downtown Phoenix, had found a job working customer service at a call center. He was working toward being able to move off Campus when COVID-19 struck and he was laid off. But with the help of SJW, he was able to secure full-time employment once again, within three weeks of being laid off! Today, Quincy is working at Flagship Facility Services, making $12/hour with benefits after a probationary period. SJW assisted with his transportation providing bus passes, and got him work shoes and work clothes.

Though difficult to see, Quincy is donning a huge smile under that mask. He is one of the most genuine, grateful, and positive persons we’ve encountered on Campus (according to one HSC Employment Specialist)! We are so proud of Quincy and wish him well as he goes forward to rebuild his life and move beyond his homelessness. And we are grateful to have been able to support and empower him on his journey.

As we all continue to grapple with the economic fallout of COVID-19, SJW is here for those who are struggling the hardest, for those who need support and encouragement to become employable and employed. SJW is here for our community, removing barriers to employment so that disadvantaged job seekers can become successful in finding, and keeping, a quality job that will put them on the road to better, healthier and economically self-sufficient lives.

The success of SJW and our clients is completely dependent upon the generosity of our community of supporters. Through your financial support, advocacy for the SJW organization, and belief in the vital importance of getting as many people as we can employed in real, quality jobs quickly, you have made it possible for Quincy to be smiling under his mask. You are why we can do what we do. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!