RE-ENTRY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (REP)
La Familia offers various services to support the successful and sustainable transition of formerly incarcerated members back into our community.
Participants enrolled in our Reentry Employment Program (REP) engage in a comprehensive job readiness training program. REP staff and interns work with both the reentry and homeless community to build resumes, complete master applications, prepare for job interviews, conduct guided job searches, complete certificated work readiness training, as well as gather clothing from our work readiness clothing closet. Participants attend local hiring events and apply for jobs that allow them to become self-sufficient and decrease their chances of recidivism. Clients have access to support services to aid them in overcoming barriers that have kept them from obtaining and sustaining employment in the past. Upon completion of the job readiness training, participants will have the necessary skills to re-enter the workforce. REP is provided through our partnership with Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency (BOSS) and is funded by the Alameda County Probation Department. Our partnership with First Presbyterian Church of Hayward allows us to extend our REP services to the homeless community as well.
REP provides service linkage, navigation, support and referrals for the reentry and homeless population in need of housing, mental health services, medical attention, food, family reunification services, and more.
We continue to seek new partnerships with:
- Felon-friendly employers interested in hosting subsidized employment opportunities and/or interviewing trained program graduates for unsubsidized employment opportunities;
- Community members with knowledge of various industry sectors willing to share their professional perspective with clients. The purpose of a 20-minute informational interview is for the client to build their confidence, gain knowledge of a field they are interested in, and practice their networking skills in a supportive setting;
- Interns looking to build their professional resume and gain real-world experience.
Ande Peña, Program Director
Intake/referral line for REP: 1-510-963-9321
REP Referrals can be sent via email to Probation.Referrals@LaFamiliaCounseling.org
2490 Grove Way #15
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm