One of the leading causes for keeping people homeless is the lack of employment opportunities. For people staying at the People’s City Mission (PCM, pcmlincoln.org), this can even happen in a strong job market.
To help solve this issue, PCM has just launched an in-house employment agency for their clients. This newly formed program will work to better connect various companies in Lincoln with qualified individuals staying in their shelters, especially for jobs that companies may be having a hard time filling at the moment.
In addition, the Mission will provide job training to their clients, including how to improve their interview skills, develop a strong work ethic and project a strong professional appearance. Staffing will include one full-time employee and a number of volunteers.
People’s City Mission was started in 1907 by local churches, offering food and shelter for transient and impoverished men, women, and children. In 1987, PCM moved to their current location and now houses 350 men, women, and children nightly in their emergency shelters and the Curtis Center transitional housing program. PCM gives 91.7% of every dollar to the need, which is one of the highest of any charity in the city. As Lincoln’s homeless shelter, People’s City Mission’s work is more than 97% funded by community donations. For more information or to donate, visit pcmlincoln.org or call (402) 475-1303.