The Welfare to Wellbeing project was designed to integrate women who had never worked, or who have worked only in very low income jobs, into the mainstream working environment.
The project helps the participating women to act as role models for their children, as well as others in their community. Their children will see their mother going to school and going to work, showing initiative, work ethic and a desire to develop and realize herself.
During this course, the women take computing, secretarial, management and self-empowerment classes. These classes are meant to help them learn the skills necessary to find a job, and integrate into the workforce. Experience has taught us that it is not enough to provide the women with training and teach them a profession, rather emphasis must also be placed on their acclimatization to the workplace which enables them to keep their jobs. Employment is a major milestone in the process of changing thought patterns and taking personal responsibility on the road to overall social change.
Among other donors, the Jaffa Institute would like to give special thanks to the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles for their generous support of this vital program.