Homeless individuals without fixed addresses or stable living conditions face significant challenges in securing and maintaining jobs. Many homeless individuals who seek employment also lack transferable job skills or a consistent work history and are often overlooked in this highly competitive employment market. Renaissance Works is designed to provide lasting solutions to these problems. Our vocational specialists assess individual skills, help develop employment plans and resumes and provide job interview coaching. While they work with all homeless individuals, they specialize in assisting Veterans and people over the age of 55 by breaking down barriers to employment. They recruit employers receptive to hiring homeless individuals in order to match them with Coalition clients who will be a good fit for their workplace. Renaissance Works partners with many other community organizations through Denver's Road Home.
The Coalition also hires homeless individuals directly, whenever possible. We’ve created opportunities for our clients in the areas of maintenance, housekeeping, construction, transportation, parking lot management and in the restaurant industry.
Renaissance Works provided employment services to 300 individuals in 2013.