Atlantic City Rescue Mission’s Work Readiness Program

Atlantic City Rescue Mission pic

Atlantic City Rescue Mission
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Since 2014, Brian Petruzzi has been serving as founder and chief executive officer of 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria Franchise, a company located in Galloway, New Jersey. During his free time, Brian Petruzzi is involved in charitable activities and is an active supporter of the Atlantic City Rescue Mission.

Established in 1964, Atlantic City Rescue Mission has grown to become the largest shelter that serves homeless people in Southern New Jersey. With the magnanimous support of several generous individuals, the rescue mission has been able to set up comprehensive services that deal with community problems.

One of these services is the work readiness program. In addition to providing shelter, Atlantic City Rescue Mission also helps its guests who have been out of the workforce for some time prepare for finding employment. For a period of 120 days, those within this program will be assigned to work a shift in the mission for six days a week, performing tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and office work, among others. Moreover, guests are asked to attend classes on life skills and financial management. Those who complete the program will take part in a graduation program and will be referred to employment, transitional housing, or HOPE (Homelessness Overcome through Programmed Employment).

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