Chicago's Stepping Up Focus Groups: A Report on the Career Advancement Opportunities and Needs of Supportive Housing Residents


In an effort to obtain resident input on issues around employment advancement, the Corporation for Supportive Housing contracted with the Mid-America Institute on Poverty to conduct focus groups. The groups focused on what employment services are needed in the supportive housing programs to help the residents with employment advancement. Thoughts were elicited from the residents about which fields/industries they most want to work their opportunities for jobs that pay higher wages, provide benefits and have career advancement potential. ways to structure a training program so that the most people will benefit and utilize the resources developed

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