OUR PROGRAMS

Our clients are connected to the resources needed to fulfill self-sufficiency.  The end goal is always stable employment, but it often takes many steps to get there including Housing, GED/Education, Business Clothing, Transportation, Childcare, Mental Health Counseling, and Vocational Training.

SNAP/ Food Stamp recipients with dependent(s) who are ready to improve their employment status can receive free program services including paid on-the-job training, job skills development, supportive services and exclusive access to real jobs. Interested individuals can contact Jasmine Johnson, Career Specialist Unit Leader, at (314) 333-5618.

HOMELESS PREVENTION

Individuals and families who are at risk of homeless can receive services. For those who may qualify, please click here and contact our office. This program is by referral only.

Social entrepreneurship that provides oversight to job candidates for 90 days during which employers can assess aptitude and make an informed hiring decision

PROJECT TRANSITION provides supportive housing, case management, and job training to assist homeless individuals and families transition to permanent housing. This program is by referral only.

BACK TO HEALTH, BACK TO WORK

Cognitive behavioral therapy program that addresses depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health disorders to help clients be able to retain their jobs.

Social Security's Ticket to Work program can help you find meaningful work. If you are ages 18-64 and receive Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance, come take advantage of these free services. Plan a better future. Come to Employment Connection.

Employment Connection is partnering with the City of St. Louis’ Health Department and Cure Violence Global to reduce gun violence in Wells/ Goodfellow and Hamilton Heights neighborhoods.

CAREER SERvices

Offering more than just a job, Employment Connection provides valuable resources, training, and support to inspire and empower clients to change their circumstances, become employed, and attain self-sufficiency throughout St. Louis City and County in Missouri as well as St. Clair County in Illinois.  Career services are supported by United Way of Greater St. Louis, St. Louis City and County Community Development Administrations, Lutheran Foundation, and more.

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PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

Permanent Supportive Housing assists individuals and families who are literally homeless with long term assistance.  This program is by referral only.

Employment Connection is Currently Funded in Part By:

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Some activities are financed in part through an allocation of St. Louis Continuum of Care funds from the Department of Human Services, Homeless Division as well as an allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City of St. Louis' Community Development Administration.