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Jobs Have Priority (JHP) is a community-based, nonprofit social service organization that helps people who are homeless seek, obtain, and retain employment and secure permanent housing.
Jobs Have Priority(JHP) has been serving the Washington-Metropolitan area for the past twenty-five years by providing shelter and support services for the homeless, low-income. and unemployed residents of Washington, D.C. and Prince George's County. Focusing on empowerment through employment and housing, JHP offers job readiness and life skills workshops, intensive case management, employment and housing referals, and other relevant services as needed.
Managing various shelter programs in the Washington, DC area JHP provides short term housing, food, clothing, case management, support services, and financial assistance. Two homeless employment and assistance centers reach 422 residents from nine emergency shelters. A case manager works one-on-one with each individual or family to pinpoint the challenges in finding a job and a home - and craft next steps. Collaborative agreements with other service providers, the business community, and management companies jump start the employment and housing search for shelter clients, and JHP supports them as brand-new employees and tenants. Each year, JHP places 300 people in jobs and 280 in permanent housing.
JHP has recently been recognized as Workforce Provider of the Year by Maryland Works and was featured in the 2014 Greater Washington Catalogue of Philanthropy. Join us in improving our community and helping others aspire to fruitful and prosperous lives.
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