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Phalanx Family Services adult division provides employment readiness, vocational training, job placement, crisis prevention, and wrap-around supportive services to populations 24 years and older.  Our goal for adults is to guide them into long-term employment, in high growth industries, with wages that support their families.  Our crisis assistance help avert housing displacement, utility disconnection and provide
funds for daily living needs.


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP is a short-term, subsidized employment training program designed to help you to become more employable through On-the-Job Work Experience, Vocational Training, and work and life Readiness classes.  


  • 18 to 49 yrs old

  • Unemployed

  • SNAP Recipient, Able Bodied Adults without Dependents

  • Referred by Family Community Resource Center 


TANF Work First Program 

Work First is designed to help TANF clients who live in Cook County and who have multiple barriers, gain the training and skills they need to become employed and to retain employment.


Adults in Cook County who receive TANF, have been unsuccessful in other employment and training programs, and may have multiple barriers that prevent them from gaining and/or retaining employment.


  • 18 and over

  • Unemployed

  • TANF Recipient with Dependent Child(ren); Referred by Family Community Resource Center


Chicago Housing Authority

Chicago Housing Authority provides direct employment placement services for individuals who have work experience and who need immediate referral assistance to direct employment opportunities.  CHA supports several programs dedicated to helping residents begin a job or advance their career. 

Targeted Industries for Direct Placement Assistance:


Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL)



Hospitality and Service Industry

Food Service


  • 18 and older

  • Current Chicago Housing Authority or Housing Choice Voucher resident 

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Chicago Department of Family and

Support Services

The Community Development Block Grant is a industry specific training program offered through the Department of Family and Support Services and provides training, job placement, and retention services to low and moderate income Chicagoans.

This program offers access to a variety of workforce services for under-served adults, including assistance with customized training, job search, and job placement.

Targeted Industries:

  • Healthcare Training

  • Food Services


  • 18 and older

  • Low to Moderate Income

  • City of Chicago Residents

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AWI = Advocate Workforce Initiative

The Advocate Aurora partnership is aimed at enhancing the alignment between addressing available healthcare jobs and the skills of current job seekers in the greater Chicagoland area by creating a pipeline of prepared, industry-qualified workforce ready candidates to secure employment with Advocate.

Targeted Industries:

  • BNA Nursing

  • Phlebotomy

  • EKG

  • CPR - provided for all Healthcare Training


Professional Services Training:

  • Environmental Services

  • Food Service

  • Customer Service


  • 18 and older

  • Cook County Resident

  • High School Diploma

  • Pass Drug Test

  • Medical and TB Screening

  • Background Check


Ticket to Work Program

The Ticket to Work program is an employment opportunity for people with disabilities who

are interested in going to work. 


The goal of the Ticket Program is to increase opportunities and choices for Social Security disability beneficiaries to obtain employment, vocational rehabilitation (VR), and other

support services from public and private providers, employers, and other organizations.


  • 18 and older

  • Social Security Insurance (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipient


McCormick Foundation

The McCormick Foundation supports the Roseland Reconnection Hub services support.


  • No Requirements 


Polk Bros Foundation

Has made an investment through grant funding that will enhance and contribute to strong communities, workforce development, occupational skills training, job placement, and preparing adults for entry-level positions in the healthcare industry.


  •  18 and older

  •  Cook County Resident

  •  High School Diploma (a plus)

  • Drug Test

  • Medical & TB Screening

  • Background Check

  • Healthcare Reading & Math Assessment

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