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Support the Parks & Rec work program

Workforce training, flexible employment, second chances

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Parks and Recreation work program

Interfaith Sanctuary work program

Interfaith Sanctuary’s City of Boise Parks & Recreation Department Work Program was designed to help our guests with mental health and employment barriers transition safely back into the workforce. To qualify to participate in this low-barrier work program, guests must be signed up with an Interfaith Sanctuary case manager who will help them navigate barriers keeping them from working. Once hired, our guests are transported to and from work with an Interfaith Sanctuary case manager who stays with them throughout their work day to help handle any mental or physical challenges that may come up.

We began with one crew of six members who worked 19 hours a week, and we have expanded to two crews of six people working between 19-32 hours per week. More than 45 guests have found employment through this program along with housing, transportation and self-sufficiency. Each guest has also opened a savings account and has created a budget plan to help them start the process of looking for housing. For so many, the inability to find work creates stress and keeps them from moving forward in their lives. This work program allows our guests to feel useful again, and that has inspired them to get healthy, get strong and get out of homelessness.

Become a Work Program Supporter and help us get our guests back to work. Our recurring donor program allows you to choose a level of giving that feels comfortable to you, and your gift funds a program that brings second chances to so many of our guests.

Here’s a breakdown of what your donation will go towards:

  • $10 a month ID replacement/ required for guest to be eligible for program
  • $25 a month Supports our work program case management
  • $50 a month Funding for transportation to and from work
  • $100 a month Work Program Sponsor