Re:Center Ministries Helping Homeless People Find & Keep Jobs
On March 21, local nonprofit Re:Center Ministries will launch their first
job readiness class designed to help people overcome homelessness – or avoid it altogether – by finding and keeping good jobs.
“We’re really excited to offer this class,” said Executive Director Cory Bledsoe. “Southern Indiana’s workforce will be stronger as a result.” Participants will work through a national known curriculum designed to help them understand their life journey, identify roadblocks to employment, design a long-term plan to meet their career goals, and excel in the workplace
This and future classes will take place at Re:Center’s Southern Indiana campus (229 Walnut Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130). The ministry’s 20-seat classroom (photos attached) was outfitted with tables, chairs, laptops, and a projector and screen thanks to nearly $12,000 in grant funding from the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana and the Hazel and Walter T. Bales Foundation
Linda Speed, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, said: “The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana is proud to be a community leader, partner, and grantor that helps this region grow and prosper. We’re so excited our grant will help Re:Center change the lives of so many in our community – providing vital services and resources to support our most needy and helping us grow and thrive as a region.
David Lewis, board member of the Hazel and Walter T. Bales Foundation, said: “Re:Center has been an important contributor to Louisville and Southern Indiana in restoring men and women to be productive members of the community. We feel blessed to be able to play a small part in their mission.” The weekly job readiness class is free and open to men and women of all ages, though spots are limited. Interested individuals may learn more by calling 812.914.7399 or visiting recenterministries.org/groups-classes
Active or retired professionals interested in volunteering as mentors for the class may apply at recenterministries.org/teach-a-class.
About Re:Center Ministries
Founded in 1881, Re:Center Ministries (formerly Louisville Rescue Mission) reconciles homeless and hurting people to God, family, and community by the power of Christ in partnership with the local church. Re:Center’s programs offer hope for a better life through campuses in both Louisville and Southern Indiana. Programs span a continuum of care – from prevention to relief to recovery – and provide holistic, high-impact answers to the problem of homelessness in our communities. Services offered at the Southern Indiana campus include counseling, case management, and classes on such topics as addiction, parenting, and personal finances.