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Wayfinders, Inc.
  • 1780 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103
  • 413-233-1500
  • Job Retention
JR: Employment Support Services
Program activities:

Job retention services are intended to provide support to participants who secured employment during or after participation in another SNAP Path to work component.  Initial proof of employment will be required. Thereafter, participants will meet with Wayfinder’s Job Developer on a monthly basis to address concerns and barriers to employment, discuss job stressors, changing family dynamics, budgeting, etc.  Meetings may be in person or virtual.

Job Retention workshops include the management of transportation and childcare, clear workplace expectations and time management as well as exploration of career advancement.

Program is offered in: English, Spanish
Participant demographics:

Wayfinders serves families that are enrolled in a homeless shelter or community-based program. To qualify for SNAP E&T job retention services one must have secured employment during or after other SNAP Path to Work program participation.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 38
Total hours: 4
Program duration: 12 weeks
Rolling Admission: Yes
Number of cycles: 4
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
VariesRetention Call/ Additional services if needed
VariesWorkshop Childcare, Time management
VariesOpen walk in/ Call participant appointments
Other Schedule Information: The program is open all year.
Is the program offered remotely? Hybrid
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

1780 Main Street Springfield, MA 01103Accessible via public transportation
193 Chestnut Street, Suite 2, Holyoke, MA 01040Accessible via public transportation
256 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA 01060 Accessible via public transportation
Additional information about location:

Services may be delivered in person or virtually.

Other requirements: Live in Hampden or Hampshire county | Must have participated in SNAP Path to Work program and secured employment
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Anticipated outcomes: Job Retention Workshop certificate
Other outcomes: Basic skills gain

Participant Supports:

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

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Madeline Martinez
Telephone: 4132331500
Program code: WAY-JR
ABAWD Qualifying? No