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Program: Work Supports

Agency: Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department

Resource Number: 36898821
Alternate name: Hennepin County Human Services - Work Supports; WERC

- Provides employment and training assistance to Public Assistance recipients.

- Places participants in MFIP (Minnesota Family Investment Program), FSET (Food Support Employment and Training) and DWP (Diversionary Work Program) into temporary and permanent unsubsidized jobs.

- Other services available to persons involved in the Work Support Program include: Child care assistance, transportation assistance, tools/equipment/uniforms required by employer, ESL assistance, adult basic education and voice mail answering services.

- Work and Economic Resource Center (WERC): Located at Sabathani Community Center, provides trained staff to assist and direct individuals in their job and housing searches.   Services available include:
  • Computer Access: Type resumes, cover letters and business letters.  Practice and test typing and 10-key skills.  
  • High speed internet access
  • Search for and research jobs online; job search assistance
  • Write and post resumes and cover letters online; send resumes, cover letters, job applications, W-4 forms, etc. to prospective employers
  • Email prospective employers
  • Research companies and the employment market
  • Search for affordable housing; apply for housing
  • Email prospective landlords
  • File for unemployment benefits
  • Complete and file federal and state taxes
  • Fax services; copy machine

Staff located at the WERC can provide training and individual assistance with:
  • Online job search
  • Writing resumes and cover letters
  • Networking
  • Job networking and support groups
  • Cold calling and telephone interviews with employers
  • Interviewing with prospective employers
  • Finding work after prison
  • Finding work regardless of possible barriers, such as criminal backgrounds, age discrimination, etc.
  • Creating portfolios
  • 'Elevator' speeches (a clear, brief message or 'commercial' about a job applicant, i.e., who they are, what they are looking for and how an applicant can benefit a company or organization)
  • Additional resources for job training and education including the Minnesota Workforce Center classes and community organizations offering job training programs; community resources for other basic needs

Program Phones:

Website: www.hennepin.us/employmentservices
Email: socialservices@hennepin.us

Location information
Sites offering this program
+ Sabathani Community Center Site ->
Sabathani Community Center Site  
Location: Sabathani Community Center, 310 East 38th Street

Minneapolis 55409

Site Phones:

Hours of operation
Site Hours:

8 am
4:30 pm
8 am
4:30 pm
8 am
4:30 pm
8 am
4:30 pm
8 am
4:30 pm

Disabilities Access: Accessible main entrance; designated handicapped parking; policy for provision of accessible service; accessible public restroom
Mailing Address: Sabathani Community Center, 310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Program Delivery
Eligibility: All eligible participants in MFIP, DWP and FSET, as well as community members who wish to use the Work and Economic Resource Center
Languages: Interpreters available
Application Process: Call or walk in; child care available during appointment, limited to 3 hours, ages 6 weeks to 10 years old
Program Fees: None

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Person at the resource who last verified this information:
Last Verified On: 3/10/2019

Agency Background

Programs at Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department

Adoption Services
Adult Protection
Advocates and Appeals
Burial/Funeral Assistance
Chemical Health
Child and Teen Checkups
Child Care Assistance
Child Care Licensing
Child Protection
Child Support Services
Children's Mental Health
Children's Mental Health Crisis Services
COPE - Mental Health Crisis Services for Adults - Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies
Daytime and After Hours Shelter Teams
Diversionary Work Program (DWP)
Domestic Abuse Service Center
Emergency Assistance - EA
Emergency General Assistance - EGA
Follow Along Program
Food Support Program
Foster Care and Licensing
Fraud Information and Complaints
General Assistance - GA
Health Care for the Homeless Project
Hennepin Community Volunteers
Hennepin County Mental Health Center
Hennepin County Public Health Clinic
Homeless Access Unit
Housing Support
Human Services Centers, Satellite Centers and Health Services Locations
Immunization Services
Initial Contact Front Door Social Services
Medical Assistance - MA
Medical Transportation Assistance
Medicare Savings Programs
Mental Health Housing
Minnesota Family Investment Program - MFIP
Minnesota Food Assistance Program - MFAP
Minnesota Supplemental Aid - MSA
Office of Multicultural Services - OMS
Parent Support Outreach Program
Prepetition Screening - PSP
Project CHILD
Project Connect
Refugee Cash Assistance Program - RCA
Refugee Medical Assistance - RMA
Relative Custody Assistance
Start Today Hennepin
Teen Parent Program
Veterans Services
WIC Program - Women, Infants and Children

Accreditations: Does not apply
Funding: Federal; state; county; fees

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