We support our members in their pursuit of employment and educational goals. With the goal of acquiring long-term employment, we focus on helping members regain their self-conﬁdence and strengthen their employment-related skills, with the added beneﬁt of greater ﬁnancial independence. We assist members by providing support in three different levels of employment: Transitional Employment (TE), Supported Employment (SE) and Independent Employment (IE).
Employment Services include:
- Career Planning
- Resume Writing
- Job Search Assistance
- Interview Preparation and Assistance
- Beneﬁts Counseling
- Ongoing Employment Support
- Assistance with FAFSA and School Applications
- General tutoring
- Assistance connecting to educational programs to obtain HiSet, certificates, or degrees
- Securing and Maintaining Safe and Affordable Housing
- Life Skills (Cooking and Cleaning)
Health and Wellness
Tradewinds has a wellness room, with fitness equipment that members can access at any point throughout the day. YMCA passes and bicycles are also available for members to use. Tradewinds prepares, cooks, and serves a daily sit-down lunch. We work to educate on healthy eating and lifestyle choices.
Social and Recreation
Tradewinds is open on Saturdays, evenings, holidays, and occasional Sundays. Evening and weekend hours vary. The program holds scheduled activities both inside and outside of the Clubhouse. Past activities outside of the Clubhouse have included, going to the Big E, bowling, hiking, and shopping. In-house activities have included brunch and a movie, arts and crafts, and holiday dinners. Social planning is done at House Meeting, everyone has the ability to contribute social ideas.