Being both jobless and homeless is a vicious cycle. You can’t get a job when you don’t have a place to live, and you can’t get a place to live without a job. AimHire offers people a way out. This program empowers participants who are experiencing homelessness and unemployment to find jobs and housing at the same time.
We take a personalized approach with each and every participant, helping them assess their skills and interests. Participants in our program are often able to draw from past work experience. Many have been displaced from the workforce by a major life event and simply need tools and services to reconnect and make their job-search process less difficult. We look at the barriers to stable employment and housing, such as incarceration, felonies and substance abuse, and address special accommodations participants need.
Our staff consists of employment specialists supported by a dedicated team of skilled volunteers. Volunteers provide one-to-one mentoring, lead workshops on a wide variety of job readiness topics, provide resume writing assistance, and help participants submit job applications online in the AimHire computer lab. They also help create job and housing opportunities by reaching out to potential employers and landlords in the community.
In 2018, AimHire helped 77 participants gain employment with an average hourly pay rate of $14.26. (An additional 149 people got jobs through the employment services that are integrated into Friendship Place’s housing programs.)
Who We Serve
We serve individuals who are looking for new or improved employment opportunities.
To get connected with AimHire services, participants must first attend an orientation session. Orientations are held every Wednesday at 10 am at the AimHire office.
Where We Serve
The AimHire program connects participants with employers in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas.
How You Can help
AimHire is not a one-size-fits all placement program. Graduation is a job and a place to live. You can help us end or prevent homelessness in the following ways:
- Hire a participant.
- Provide a participant with an internship or volunteer opportunity.
- Enroll a participant in your apprenticeship or training program.
- Mentor a participant.
- Introduce the AimHire staff to your professional network.
- Facilitate a connection to an employer you know that’s hiring.
AimHire holds an orientation session every Wednesday at 10 am at the AimHire office, located at 5100 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 520 Washington, DC 20016. To attend and become a participant in the program, call us at 202.248.0496 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.