Preparing You for Success
When you’re accepted into the Women’s Initiative Network program, you’ll encounter a supportive environment as soon as your first day. We provide advocacy, emotional support, mentoring and teaching that will help you regain confidence and economic stability.
Our program will teach you job readiness and provide income and educational opportunities. More importantly, you’ll benefit from the physical, emotional and spiritual tools that you’ll learn so that true healing can take place.
What to Expect
You’ll progress at your own pace through the WIN program, typically spending around a year but no more than two years. During your time at WIN, you’ll find a non-judgmental and accepting environment and a caseworker who works with you to ensure your participation meets your unique needs. The program consists of three phases that you’ll move through as you learn new skills, meet new people and gain confidence in your abilities. In the first phase, you’ll meet with your case manager and project coordinator to familiarize yourself with the workplace, complete employment assessments and meet your co-participants and WIN staff and volunteers. You’ll also develop a plan for your tenure in the program with your case manager.
In the second phase, you’ll combine the work you’ve been producing at WIN with community internships. We take great care to choose internship partners that meet your specific needs and abilities. You’ll receive on the job training and build relevant experience that can build your resume. You’ll also be matched with an employment mentor who will help you develop job appropriate skills and offer encouragement and support.
In the final phase, you’ll be focused on finding paid full-time employment. Most of your time at WIN during this phase will be spent applying for jobs, preparing for and participating in interviews.
Learn more about program requirements and how you can apply at ‘How to Get Started’.