About Daily Work
Daily Work fills an unmet need for individualized employment assistance that progresses with the developing needs of job seekers with barriers to employment. Barriers common to Daily Work job seekers include low incomes, beginning English language skills, no access to or training in using a computer, dependence on public transportation, which limits employment options, lack of basic needs, mental health concerns, and limited personal support networks, among others.
Our goal is to assist our early-stage job seekers in developing the skills, experience, and workplace knowledge needed to break away from part-time, sporadic employment and transition to financially-stable career pathways.
Daily Work’s mission is to provide employment services and mentoring so job seekers can thrive, resulting in a community where everyone can work, grow, and contribute.
Dignity: We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value of all people. We pledge to create and to maintain an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.
Person-centered: We respect each person’s individuality. We are committed to providing personalized, comprehensive, and caring assistance to job seekers. We also wish to foster each person’s unique strengths, interests, and dreams to help them achieve their goals.
Community: We believe in our collective strength. We bring people, businesses and community organizations together to act in partnership to provide resources, education, and mentorship to job seekers, build productive relationships, and transform lives and communities.
Trust: We are committed to mutual trust and accountability in all our relationships. We trust job seekers to be our partners and to be active participants in accomplishing their goals; and we can be trusted to act with care, understanding, honesty, and accountablity in our stewardship of all resources and information entrusted to us.
Ministry of Service: Daily Work was founded on the belief that we are called to serve others and share our gifts in meaningful ways. We welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs to join us in our common goal of building communities where all people can support and sustain themselves through work.
How Daily Work is Different
At Daily Work, job seekers are not clients, but partners. This means job seekers must be active in their self-development and accountable to the process in which they are engaged in order to be successful. We believe that helping people become self-sufficient, both financially and personally, results in a better quality of life for everyone.
"I observed that many people come to Daily Work hopeless and desperate, but they regain hope when they see the people here are genuinely interested in helping them succeed."
~Harriet Lindwright, Daily Work Intern
Daily Work seeks to fill the gaps in and help job seekers navigate the complex array of nonprofit and government social service providers.
- Serves people who are falling through the cracks at other social service agencies
- Provides individually customized and long-term career services support in a caring, supportive environment
- Facilitates use of resources already available in the community to complement what we provide
- Builds relationships with service providers and potential employers
- Is highly cost effective because the majority of our service is delivered by volunteers and college students studying social work
- Provides valuable internship opportunities to students pursuing degrees in Social Work .