The Economic Services program helps individuals receiving public assistance create a plan to gain the skills and work experience they need to get a job and move up the career ladder.
In the Intensive program, you will receive a cash stipend and food stamps for participating in activities designed to improve your work skills. These activities may include education, training and work experience.
The Volunteer program offers limited services compared to the Intensive program. You may receive food stamps and help with transportation to school, to look for work or to gain work experience.
To learn more about the Volunteer program, please attend one of the following orientations:
- Fort Walton Beach Center on Tuesdays at 9:00am
- DeFuniak Springs Center on Wednesdays at 9:00am
- Crestview Center on Thursdays at 9:00am
Please note that orientation times can run as little as two hours or up to as much as 6 hours. Also, due to the sensitive nature of the orientations, children are not permitted to attend the workshops.
Who can join the Economic Services Program?
If you want to participate in the Economic Services Program, you must meet some eligibility requirements. Your first step would be to attend an orientation at your local One-Stop Career Center. After that, you will attend sessions with a career coach on a regular basis, as well as participate in activities designed to help you reach your career goals.