First Step is a program that was developed in partnership with the Lorain County Department of Job and Family Services to provide assistance to needy families who are transitioning from government assistance to gainful employment.
Participants are men and women who are currently seeking employment and are clients of the Lorain County Department of Job and Family Services. If you are a client at the Lorain County Job and Family Services Department and are interested in participating, please contact your Jobs Worker or Advocate.
First Step is a two week program which focuses on identifying and reducing personal barriers that can prevent individuals from finding and maintaining employment. Topic areas include physical, mental, and emotional health, parenting skills, coping with stress, relationships, substance abuse and physical abuse. First Step addresses these issues in attempt to reduce or remove barriers that can prevent individuals from being successful parents, spouses, and employees.