Workforce Development

The Supportive Assistance for Individuals and Families (SAIF) offers a safety net for those individuals who are receiving General Assistance and nearing the end of their five-year lifetime benefits. Through intensive case management, life skills training, benefits counseling, referrals to job readiness programs, linkages to medical care and other counseling services, program participants are provided with the essentials to gain self-sufficiency.  This program is referral-based by the Essex County Division of Welfare.

Job readiness programs and life skills are also provided to the community through a series of weekly workshops.