Homemakers Returning to Work
For women and men who have spent much or all of their work life caring for family and home, returning to the workplace or entering it for the first time can be a difficult transition.
That's especially true if the necessity to return to work is brought on by the loss of the family's primary financial support through some unexpected or urgent circumstances.
Through our MN Family Resiliency Partnership (MFRP) - federally known as Displaced Homemaker Program (DHP), we help people who have worked mainly in the home develop the marketable skills you'll need to find and maintain a job.
Our goal is to help you learn the skills necessary for finding a job that can support you and your family within a year of starting our program. Here's how we help:
- We assess your situation and coordinate any necessary intervention by other government agencies.
- We can help you address issues ranging from non-payment of child support to dealing with violent partners. Peer counseling is available.
- We work to assist you in pursuing a GED, diploma, certificate or degree that will help you find employment and develop a career. Into this mix we offer life skills courses.
- Prior to looking for a job we can prepare and counsel you. We assist with letters and resumes. Sometimes we can pay for day care during interviews or workshops, clothing and some transportation costs.