Workforce Development Campaign


Many of our CCLM residents have skills and abilities that could lead to steady employment. But battles with addiction, mentalhealth struggles, and conflicts with law enforcement have created a cloud over their “gifts.” They’re identified more often by mistakes from their past, than by possibilities in their present.

The new Workforce Development Program (WDP) equips men with basic training and general aptitude, as they seek to
transition out of the shelter and into the workplace environment. This program is being launched with no public funding, in two
different categories: construction, restaurant employment and pastoral assistance. Additional options will be made available in
the near future.

This involves a two-year commitment from all participants. Housing is provided in one of two residences on campus, each
housing up to six men. Each client pays a small rent and utility charge.

Training is divided into phases. Each phase will have a Certified Trainer, and as each phase of training is completed, tests will be given to ensure the men
have learned what is required in that stage.

Upon passing from phase one, they will move into the next level of training. When all training is completed, each man will have an additional six months to
remain in the program as they seek to find permanent work and a place to live. Each phase provides men with life skills and relational assistance so they can
adapt to their new life beyond the CCLM campus.

To learn more about CCLM or for more information about this campaign please contact: 909.381.6921

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Ambassadors are short-term volunteers who open doors for our organization in the community, introducing new people at our bi-monthly Fostering Community Care event. These are one hour awareness events only (no solicitations are made) to expose people to the great work of LSS Community Care. To become an Ambassador here are your responsibilities:
  1. 1 – Attend at least one Fostering Community Care event during the calendar year
  2. 2 – Host or invite and bring 10-15 guests to one Fostering Community Care event within 3 months of your attending one yourself.
  3. 3 – Inform your invited guests of what the Fostering Community Care meeting will be about, and let them know that they will receive a follow up call from the organization
  4. 4 – Ambassadors will complete their commitment after bringing 10-15 persons within the 3 month time period. An Ambassador has the option to complete after one term, continue for another 3 month term or move into another role on the team.
Become an Ally

Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty.

Other ways to help the Southern California Family Support Initiative
  • Be an Ad-Hoc Ally – share your special skill or talent
  • Be a member of your local Community Leadership Team
  • Assist with weekly Child Care/Children’s Programs
  • Be a Community Spokesman – talk about the initiative and recruit others to join
  • Financially Sponsor a Family Leader
  • Facilitate/assist with Training Our Leaders and Allies
  • Behind-the-scenes work – internet research, graphic design, writing
We are actively seeking individuals and groups to be a part of our on-going mission to serve those in need. LSS administers over 50 specialized programs and services throughout the Southern California region. Contact your nearest LSS Center to hear about the local opportunities they have available.
Be a positive role model
Give back to others and help change lives
Transform communities
Spend your time doing something rewarding
Meet new people
Have fun
Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

The life you change most – may be your own!