M. H. West Services Page Work Steady for Success Program

The Working Steady for Success Program (WSSP) is a model program designed by Hanover County Department of Social Services (HDSS) through M. H. West & Co., Inc. in partnership with area Businesses, Community Organizations and Governmental Agencies to:

  • Put people to work
  • Provide expanded job opportunities and placement
  • Establish a support system that removes barriers that prevent a successful employment experience
  • Expand the pool of workers that have basic skills, are interested in learning new skills, want to improve their income level, make a contribution, and have a positive attitude
  • WSSP PROGRAM GOALS
  • Recruit businesses, community organizations and government agencies to form a network of support for the hard to serve (HTS) population in need of work
  • Provide employment options through private and public sector businesses
  • Help the Hard to Serve get jobs
  • Fortify the character and attitude of the HTS population to keep jobs
  • Eliminate barriers for maintaining employment by providing temporary assistance with transportation, day care and clothing for work
  • Offer mentoring services to develop and promote confidence of the HTS population
  • Provide strategies for coping with or eliminating barriers that affect work performance and continue employment
  • SOME WAYS YOU CAN HELP WSSP...
  • Provide notices of job opportunities available through your company to HDSS
  • Review applications for employment from the HTS population
  • Keep the HDSS informed of the qualities that you are looking for in employees
  • Create jobs for the HTS population
  • Give feedback on the performance of the HTS population working for you
  • Provide new or more appropriate clothing needed for work setting
  • Provide temporary transportation to work
  • Serve as back-up for child care
  • Provide monies to support transportation, childcare and meals
  • Advise/provide training opportunities
  • Help HTS families to participate in cultural, educational and recreational programs
  • Adopts a HTS family for a month by being on call to assist with employment emergencies or unexpected issues that may arise
  • Serve as a mentor
  • Help to eliminate red tape for services needed
  • Serve as an Ambassador and tell others about the program
  • Offer scholarships to the HTS population in need of training
  • WHY YOU SHOULD GET INVOLVED WITH THE WSSP...
  • Give back to your community
  • Expand your contribution in building a vibrant Hanover Community
  • Contribute to a higher quality of life for all Hanoverians
  • Increase the workforce pool for jobs available in the business, community organizations and government fields
  • Help to transform attitudes and behavior of people who are challenged to find and keep jobs
  • Provide a support system for those most in need
  • Expand the network of organizations that you wish to partner with to conduct business
  • Create a model for addressing challenges in other areas of the community such as healthcare
  • Demonstrate your leadership in responding to community needs
  • Free-up tax dollars that can be reallocate to support other initiatives

For more details on the Working Steady for Success Program (WSSP), contact us at 804.782.1938 or mhwestcon@aol.com.

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