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To help people identify and overcome barriers to employment.
Career and Recovery Resources is uniquely positioned to meet several important community needs: the need of employers for trained, qualified and eager employees; the need of our unemployed citizens for jobs; the need of people with substance addictions for sobriety; and, the need of children for sober, employed parents.
To continue to help an increasing number of Houstonians contribute to our community through gainful employment, CRR must increase its infrastructure. We have already expanded our staff and have outgrown our building at 2525 San Jacinto near downtown Houston.
Toward this end we have begun a $4,500,000 campaign--our first capital campaign ever--so that we can expand our program facilities around our current location. We are strategically located near the Greyhound bus station and partner agencies like SEARCH and Compass, with a bus stop just a few steps away from our entrance. We are easily accessible to the diversity of people who use our services, including persons who are unemployed, underemployed, homeless, disabled, hearing-impaired, literacy-challenged, older workers, ex-offenders, at risk youth, substance abusers in recovery, at risk of having HIV/AIDS, Katrina evacuees - and even highly-skilled workers with college backgrounds.
Since its inception more than sixty years ago, Career and Recovery Resources, a private, nonprofit, multi-service United Way agency, has served the Houston community by helping people identify and overcome barriers to employment and by providing a steady pool of qualified workers to employers.
CRR serves as a vital connection between marginalized jobseekers from every walk of life and companies needing employees. We believe that meaningful and relevant employment is at the heart of a full and dignified life. We provide a wide array of programs that help our clients overcome significant and sometimes multiple barriers to employment.
CRR's employment programs provide the training and skills individuals must have to enter the job market. We teach our clients how to identify employment opportunities and how to keep their jobs once they secure them.In addition we offer educational and vocational guidance, drug-education programs for school children, and outpatient substance abuse treatment for adults that is licensed by the Department of State Health Services (formerly TCADA).
Despite the varied demographics and different paths that have led clients to CRR, all our clients share common goals: to secure meaningful employment, to support their families, and to contribute to the Houston community. CRR helps to assure that these goals become realities.
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