Rebuilding homes, repairing lives

January 25, 2021

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri, Inc. seeks to rebuild homes and repair lives through its Purpose Home Repair and Plumbing social enterprise program.

The primary initiatives of the program are to a) develop a home repair and construction social enterprise to help low-income, unemployed and underemployed people, with significant barriers to employment, gain marketable job skills in the construction industry; and b) to provide the case management for the soft skills needed to become employable and remain employed.

This two-part program: 1) develops a curriculum for entry-level home repair, construction and plumbing, ‘boots and belts,’ and paid On-The-Job (OTJ) training; 2) grows the social enterprise to place some trainees with Purpose Home Repair and Plumbing and boost enrollment in the OTJ training by meeting those in poverty with the greatest barriers (homeless, immigrants, reentry from prison, discharge from Alcohol & Drug centers, foster children exiting the system or families) who are eligible for reunification employment.

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