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Focus on Self-Sufficiency Program


Family Self-Sufficiency - FSS (10 weeks) 9:00 am - 3:00pm daily

February 16th, May 2nd, July 18th, October 11th, December 26th

This 10-week training session is focused on removing employment barriers and providing the tools needed for long-term sustainable self-sufficiency. This session also includes the 3 week Job Readiness Training.

The commitment includes: 

  • Completing an action plan
  • Attending daily self-sufficiency sessions facilitated by trained and qualified staff
  • Working on self-identified goals with staff and peers
  • Increasing knowledge of life skills
  • Developing work experience through internships and volunteer services
  • Alison.com certificates
  • HSE (High School Equivalency) tutorial and post-secondary support 

Job Readiness Training – JRT (3 weeks) 1st Monday of each Month 9 am - 12 pm daily

Jan. 4th, Feb. 1st, March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd, June 6th, July 5th, August 1st, September 6th, October 3rd, November 7th, December 5th.

This 3-week training session assists participants with preparing a resume, cover letter, job search techniques and other employment skills.

This is an on-going service designed to prepare participants to achieve the ORT score that qualifies you to set for the Test Accessing Secondary Completion. (TASC).  10:15 am -12:30 pm daily

Coaching is designed to assist participants with issues of career exploration, career change, and personal career development and provide referrals for employment.

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)      

Saturdays January 30th   – April 2nd (9:00am – 2:00pm) 

C.A.S.H. [Creating Assets, Savings and Hope] operates free, high quality tax preparation sites throughout Monroe County.   IRS Certified Volunteers prepare and electronically file federal and NYS tax returns for free for income eligible persons. 

To schedule an intake appointment with a specialist

Call 325-5116, x3400

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Location: 49 Stone Street, Rochester, NY 14604


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