DAO Launches One Stop Job & Resource Hub Bringing Together Employers & Services
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner on Wednesday announced the creation of the One Stop Job and Resource Hub (The Hub) to provide Philadelphians with access to employers, trauma-informed professionals, victim services, housing options, and social services. The Hub will offer support for returning citizens, people whose loved ones are in the criminal justice system, crime victims, & all Philly residents The Hub will be held in a different part of the city on the first Thursday of every month, starting tomorrow.
“The mission of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office is to seek justice for everyone, support victims of crime, and be a part of a collaborative intergovernmental, cross-sector effort to support the health and safety of neighborhoods throughout our city. To further that goal, we are announcing the creation of the One Stop Job and Resource Hub, a monthly event held to provide services and supports to residents throughout Philadelphia,” District Attorney Krasner said. “Our prosecutors and staff have a job to do every day in court, but the Hub will also allow us to work directly with residents in their neighborhoods, connecting resources and services with those in need of them, toward our goal of preventing crime and improving quality of life for everyone.”
The first DAO Hub will take place on Thursday, Sept. 5th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the YMCA Columbia North, located on 1400 N. Broad St. The Hub will help Philadelphians in four specific ways:
Employment: Area employers will be on site to interview potential candidates, accept resumes, and immediately hire new employees for a wide range of jobs.
Victim services: Many attendees may need specialized help because they or a member of their family are a victim or co-victim of crime. The office’s CARES Program (Crisis, Assistance, Response, and Engagement for Survivors) will be on site to provide the survivors of violent crime with immediate, comprehensive support and advocacy services.
Trauma-informed care: Service providers including Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR) and the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia will assist, empower, and help heal attendees who may have experienced trauma by being exposed to violence or been traumatized by their participation in the criminal justice system.
Housing: Healthy and affordable housing can be difficult to find, especially for those with a criminal record. City and state offices as well as housing service providers will also be participating in The Hub.
Some of the employers who will be in attendance this Thursday are: ShopRite, SEPTA, OIC Philadelphia, Philabundance, PFCU Credit Union, JEVS Human Services, Philadelphia Technician Training Institute, and more.
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