October 18, 2019
The Jobs and Hope Program has been created by the Governor and the West Virginia Legislature to help remove barriers to employment for West Virginians. The program has a focus on assisting individuals in recovery for substance use disorder, although Jobs and Hopes services are available to all West Virginians with a barrier to employment. Through the program individuals have the opportunity to work with transition agents, placed throughout the state whose goal is to help remove job barriers for individuals. Some benefits of participation in the program include opportunities for paid work experience, free training, and education, transportation assistance, child care assistance, and other assistance in eliminating barriers to employment. Here are the Eligibility Criteria for participating in Jobs and Hope and working with a Transition Agent:
- 18 years of age or older; and
- West Virginia residency, and
- Participant has employment as their long-term goal,
- Participant has an obstacle to obtaining employment, and
- Participant is identified as ready for career training or job placement, and
- Participant is committed to maintaining recovery, and
- Participant agrees to random drug testing throughout the program and will provide the results to the Transition Agent.
For more information go to jobsandhope.wv.gov or call 1-833-784-1385.