Support for Incarcerated Women

Vermont Works for Women (VWW) provides employment and career services for women who have a history with or are currently involved with the justice system.

Services are available for women at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility (CRCF) in South Burlington. Support includes a career resource center and career coaching. They also help women build skills, set goals, and develop and launch plans.

VWW takes a gender and trauma-responsive approach.

Learn more here.

Employment Support

The employment team at Pathways Vermont can provide free and high quality help finding a job. They offer a one-on-one approach that explores your likes, needs, and barriers towards employment. Pathways values your dreams and preferences and can help you with:

  • Job searching
  • Resume aid
  • Interview preparation
  • On-going job support through collaboration and mutual experiences

If you are interested or are not sure if you qualify, please reach out to [email protected] to learn more.

Career & College Readiness Support

Sometimes the road to a new career or education program is a long one – and that’s ok. If you are over the age of 16, Adult Education and Literacy providers throughout the state offer free help with:

  • Math and computer skills
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Study skills
  • Time management
  • Connecting with employment and education opportunities

Get in touch with a center near you: 

Education & Transition Programs

Are you looking to find connection, clarity, and purpose in your life? Check out the programs offered by Mercy Connections. They offer a range of workshops to help Vermonters lead fulfilling and independent lives. Classes can help you build leadership skills, writing skills, or even prepare you for your American Citizenship Test.

Learn more or view the upcoming class and program schedule.

Justice & Mentoring Program

Find a mentor to support your successful re-entry into the community. Mercy’s mentors primarily support women in transitional periods in key areas of life including:

  • Navigating employment
  • Finding affordable and safe housing
  • Other areas of self-sufficiency¬†

Find a mentor today.

Jump On Board for Success (JOBS) Program

This program of the Lamoille Restorative Center and Spectrum VT is for out-of-school youth ages 16-22 with disabilities. The Jobs On Board for Success (JOBS) program helps participants:

  • Create employment portfolio, develop job seeking skills
  • Secure work-based learning opportunities, such as a job shadow or internship
  • Identify potential barriers to employment and communicate with employers
  • Secure housing

Services are available in the Lamoille Valley Region and in Burlington, Vermont. Learn more about the JOBS program.

 

 

Vermont High School Completion Program

A program designed to help high schoolers at risk of dropping out finish your high school diploma. This program helps students understand what are the skills and topics they need to learn in order to graduate from high school. Students can take part in many different kinds of learning activities that fit with their interests and career goals. Learn more about the Vermont High School Completion Program.

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