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Roca, Inc.
  • 101 Park Street, Chelsea, MA 02150
  • 617-889-5210
  • Job Retention
Job Retention Services
Program activities:

Following job placement, Roca provides job retention for a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 90 days under the SNAP Path to Work program. This support, provided by Roca Youth Workers and our Employment Specialist, is laser-focused on ensuring that participants are not only retaining employment but are continuing to advance their skills and achieving the individual goals that will move them toward economic independence.

After 90 days, Roca will continue to provide ongoing retention and advancement services (independent of the SNAP Path to Work program) for a minimum of two years after placement. For the first six months (or until the young person has achieved six months of job retention), these services will be provided by the youth worker, who will see the participant a minimum of two to three times per week (not counting the young person’s participation in programming.) Following this six-month period, the participant technically graduates from Roca, but continues to receive retention and advancement services from Roca for an additional two years. All retention and advancement services are focused on ensuring that young people served are not only working but are continuing to advance their skills and achieving their individual goals that will move them towards economic independence.

Program is offered in: English, Spanish
Participant demographics:

Young adults aged 16-24 who have secured employment during or after participating in other ROCA SNAP Path to Work programming.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 88
Information About Program Hours: Hours vary based on the participant’s schedule and depending on where a young person is within the retention period.
Program duration: 12 weeks
Rolling Admission: Yes
Program start dates: Ongoing
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
OpenFace to Face and Remote Meetings
Other Schedule Information: 1-8 hours per month depending on where a young person is within the retention period.
Is the program offered remotely? Yes
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

Roca Chelsea (headquarters): 101 Park Street, Chelsea, MA 02150Accessible via public transportation.
Roca Boston: 60 Newmarket Square, Boston, MA 02119Accessible via public transportation.
Roca Lynn: 52 Andrew Street, Lynn, MA 01901 Accessible via public transportation.
Roca Holyoke: 384 High Street, Holyoke, MA 01040Accessible via public transportation.
Roca Springfield: 29 School Street, Springfield, MA 01105Accessible via public transportation.
Additional information about location:

While all sites are accessible via public transportation, Roca also provides transportation to and from the sites.

Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Additional details: Must have secured unsubsidized employment during or after participating in other ROCA SNAP Path to Work programming.
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion, Basic skills gain

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
Test/License Fees
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Vanya Petkova
Telephone: 617-889-5210
Ext: 1249
Program code: ROC-JR-C, ROC-JR-B, ROC-JR-S, ROC-JR-H, ROC-JR-L
ABAWD Qualifying? No