Working directly in seven homeless and/or domestic violence shelters in DC, Prince George’s County, JHP helps people transition from dependency to self-sufficiency through education, job development and support.
Believing that a steady paycheck is more than money - it is a source of self-esteem and the catalyst for changing lives - JHP focuses on preparing and enabling its clients to enter and remain in the workforce. Since 1988 we have helped over 9,000 homeless families and individuals attain the skills necessary to get back on their feet.
While JHP recognizes that lack of housing is by definition at the root of homelessness, we do not think that simply providing a person with housing solves the problem. All of JHP's programs provide services that help the homeless become self-sufficient, self-actualized members of society thereby increasing their economic choices and opportunities. Our work is guided by the belief that to feel like one belongs, that one has a place and something to contribute, is a basic human need.
JHP operates employment-focused day programs in homeless shelters in Prince Georges County and Washington DC. These programs provide job and housing assistance to over 500 homeless individuals and families a year. We manage three homeless shelters that provide temporary housing and wrap-around services for 220 individuals and 50 families a year while empowering them to find employment and move into permanent housing. Last year JHP’s programs placed 241 people in employment and helped 299 move into permanent housing.
Our programs are designed to remove the barriers that keep the homeless from becoming fully engaged and productive citizens. We operate from the premise that everyone should have the opportunity to become a positive contributing member of society and that people who have been disenfranchised should be assisted in overcoming the barriers that keep them from that goal. It is our mission to help the homeless gain employment and access the resources they need in order to achieve a stable life.
By addressing the barriers that keep people unemployed (whether it be poor education, lack of work experience, behavioral or substance abuse issues, housing problems, etc) JHP has developed a very effective program that is vital to the health of the communities in which it works.
Headquarters- 1526 Pennsylvania
Ave. SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 544-9128· Fax (202) 544-6600