Mistakes are often costly & painful, but no mistake is too great to overcome.

If you want to give yourself a better life and are ready to make a lasting change, Ready4Work-Hillsborough can help. Recognized nationally, Ready4Work-Hillsborough is a program within Abe Brown Ministries providing ex-offenders with the skills and support necessary to re-enter the community workforce as a productive and responsible citizen. The program provides:

  • Case management
  • Employment skills training
  • Life coaching
  • Job placement

In addition, Ready4Work-Hillsborough works with other local organizations to provide support for issues and barriers that may keep you from gaining employment or enjoying a stable life.

Eligibility

  • Above 18 years old
  • Released from a Florida prison within the past three years or currently on community supervision with the Florida Department of Corrections
  • Cannot be a habitual violent offender
  • Cannot have any sexual offenses
  • Cannot have pending or open cases
  • Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, or Polk County resident
  • Drug-Free

Requirements

Qualified applicants are asked to provide the following information prior to enrollment:

  • Valid government issued ID or driver’s license or Social Security number (if possible)
  • Actively participate in all applicable program requirements (Professional Development Course, Case Management, Life Coaching, Job Coaching/Follow-up)
  • Pass initial and random drug screenings for length of program

Incentives

  • Financial client achievement incentives
  • HART bus pass to attend Ready4Work-Hillsborough classes
  • Professional job interview attire
  • Certificate of completion

Over 70% of our clients are placed in jobs.

If you are interested in becoming a client with Ready4Work-Hillsborough offered through Abe Brown Ministries, please Contact Us or call 813.247.3285.

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