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Making a Difference Together: How the California Workforce Association Built a Public-Private Coalition to Fight Homelessness and Unemployment

Complex problems require complex solutions. It’s tempting to think homelessness can be solved merely through more affordable housing. But that’s just a stopgap. The homeless need a living wage, jobs that use their skills, and resources like gas money and child care in order to continue working. These needs won’t be met by one agency alone. But when organizations like CWA unite with private partners, they can change the lives of people like Markitha Welcome and Malik Woods. […]

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The power of work: Learn how North Bay Employment Connection offers resources to end recidivism

The National Conference of State Legislatures, or NCSL, says a good-paying job is the pathway for ex-offenders to access housing, health care and the ability to pay restitution, child support and other debts mandated by the courts. Consequently, more states are implementing policies to motivate employers to hire ex-offenders and the justice-involved, including reexamining employer liability and record expungement rules and offering incentives. […]