First Annual H.O.P.E. Employment Clinic July 28th, 2016 August 16th-19th, 2016 Late September, Early October 2016
The first H.O.P.E. Clinic was held in April 2016 over a two-day period. This clinic focused on providing health screenings, information, and resources to members of our community with lived experience with homelessness. Initially, the intention was to include employment-related services within this first clinic, however as planning conversations took place it became apparent that a separate employment clinic was called for. This was the beginning of the planning of the First Annual H.O.P.E. Employment Clinic. The intention is for this to be an annual event, which will complement the H.O.P.E. Health Fair that will be held annually/biannually to benefit members of the homefree community in our region. The next H.O.P.E. Health Fair is in planning and scheduled to take place on September 28th and 29th, 2016.
The H.O.P.E. Employment Clinic is a three-phased clinic which will involve: 1) assessment, referral and information giving, 2) employment preparation activities aligned with the employment Stages of Change model (WorkFirst Groups), and 3) a set of two job fairs (one held for the broader community and organized by Workforce Solutions Boderplex, and the other organized specifically for members of the homefree community by the H.O.P.E. Employment Clinic Planning Committee.
For detailed information about the H.O.P.E. Employment Clinic please download the First Annual H.O.P.E. Employment Clinic Information Guide by clicking here.
Press coverage of the First Annual H.O.P.E. Employment Clinic:
Click here to read the article published in the El Paso Herald-Post.
Click here to read the article published in El Diario.
Click here to download the English translation of the article published in El Diario.
Click here to view the UTEP News article covering the clinic. The citation for this resource is provided below. Acosta, L., & Kosyluk, K. A. (2016, August 31). H.O.P.E. Clinics Helps Homeless Individuals Get Job Ready.Utepnews. Note: The clinic and an update on the employment outcomes associated with the clinic will be appearing in the May 2017 issue of UTEP Magazine. Click here to view a follow up article on outcomes of the H.O.P.E. Health Fair and H.O.P.E. Employment Clinic.
Click here to download a PowerPoint presentation highlighting the work and achievements of the First Annual H.O.P.E. Employment Clinic. Should you use anything from this presentation, please cite it as follows:
Ostos, A., Kosyluk, K.A., Andrus, D., Rivera Macias, D., Ibarra, L.WorkFirst: Helping Individuals Who Are Homeless to Consider and Pursue Employment. National Council on Rehabilitation Education. Anaheim, CA. April 2017.