Vocational Services

Job Training

The New Leaf Bakery Café is a social enterprise project which helps women succeed through training in food service. Our professional Chef Instructor provides 20 hours of hands-on and classroom instruction each week. This helps women develop marketable skills, build a solid resume of work experience, while growing in confidence for community-based employment. 

Our well-rounded approach helps women succeed personally and professionally by focusing on:

  • Interpersonal and teamwork skills

  • A solid work ethic

  • Communication and conflict resolution skills

  • Managing stress and building healthy relationships

Vocational Specialist

Transitions employs a Vocational Specialist who works one-on-one with women in our programs. This unique service focuses on getting women ready to look for work and helps them through the process of becoming employed. The Vocational Specialist visits each program weekly. If you'd like to schedule an appointment please contact the Women's Hearth. During 2016, the Vocational Specialist met one-on-one with 123 participants. Agencywide, 39 women found employment while accessing services at Transitions.