Program Update: CAP has been providing employment services for CAP participants and for folks who identify as trans regardless of their HIV status. This program has proven to be a very personalized, holistic approach to helping people find work, obtain SSI/SSDI benefits, and/or attend school in order to better prepare for the workforce. Unfortunately, due to funding, CAP is putting his program on hold for a few months. This includes job club hours, one-on-one job assistance and monetary assistance for work-related expenses. The budget will be re-evaluated this December. Until then, all CAP participants are welcome to visit CAP’s Service Center. At the Service Center, participants can access the computers and receive information and/or referrals for anything job-related.
Service Center hours are Monday-Thursday, 12:30-4:30pm and Fridays from 12:30-3:00pm.
Everyone deserves to feel purposeful and valued.
Maybe you’ve been out of work for years, and you’re unsure if paid work will threaten your benefits. Maybe you’re afraid you’ll get fired if your employer finds out you have HIV. Or maybe you’re simply unsure of what you want to do with your life.
Bridges to Work is CAP’s employment assistance program. It is a personalized and holistic approach to helping you find work, whether it’s getting your GED, learning to write a stellar resume, or finding job leads. Even if you have a challenging work history or have tried other vocational rehabilitation programs with little success, we’ve got you covered.
Bridges to Work programs include:
- Offered daily via our online orientation video at the bottom of this page. Orientation is the first step to becoming engaged in Bridges to Work. After watching the orientation video, please contact Bridges to Work staff to schedule a meeting.
- Open Lab
- Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9am to Noon at the Service Center. Open Lab is a self-directed job search session that aims to serve as a mini one-stop career center. Available resources include computers (internet access, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint), phone, fax, and photocopies. Staff are available to assist you with all aspects of job search — résumé, cover letter, online application, and more.
- Job Club
- Weekly at the Service Center. Job Club is an opportunity to network with your peers, gain helpful occupational information, share job leads, and learn new skills and strategies. We will also occasionally feature guest speakers and employers to present on employment topics.
- Career Exploration
- Small group workshop. The Career Exploration process walks participants through creating career “maps” that lay out life history, accomplishments, strengths, gifts and capacities. From there, we are able to generate possible job titles and follow up with a resource planning appointment to meet employment goals. This small group workshop requires prior registration so please call the office to register and find out when the next group meets. View the events calendar to find out when groups meet and workshops are held.
Interested in Bridges to Work? Please Watch This Orientation Video:
In an effort to increase access to Bridges to Work programming, a potential participant can watch this online video instead of coming downtown to our in-person orientations. After completing the video, anyone that feels they are eligible and interested in scheduling an intake can do so by contacting us through the email below.
For more information, contact Hanna G.