The Job Navigator Program and Childcare Services at the House of Ruth provides in-house career support for victims of domestic violence and their children. Often victims of domestic abuse remain trapped because the abuser is the main or sole income provider. The Job Navigator program provides instruction in resume building or enhancing, skills assessment, career exploration and goal setting, as well as identifying and connecting with additional resources. Once established in a safe environment, the victims are able to focus on achieving emotional and financial independence. Having a professional resume and career goals on which to focus allows these victims to begin to see themselves as determining their own lives and those of their children.
BWGC funds help support the Job Navigator position as well as a child care staff position so that clients can be assured their children are cared for while they avail themselves of the program.