H.O.W – Healing Our Workforce

Organization:
Wilkes Recovery Revolution, Inc.
Amount:
$423,459.00
Program Area:
Golden LEAF Opportunities for Work Initiative
County of Applicant:
Wilkes
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF Opportunities for Work grant is to provide funding to Wilkes Recovery Revolution, Inc. (WRR) to assist with connecting individuals seeking recovery from substance use disorders to support services and employment. The organization plans to use certified peer navigators to link individuals with community and agency referrals and help them find employment. WRR provides residential and non-residential support for men and women in recovery or sober living. The program would assess and provide transportation for workforce training and support services. WWR will partner with Wilkes Community College to provide clients with training in manufacturing skills, nurse aid, and construction trades including HVAC and electrical certifications. The organization operates two enterprises—a thrift store and a nursery/landscaping operation—that provide a safe, transitional work environment where clients can learn and practice basic workplace skills while working toward industry credentials. Golden LEAF funds will be used primarily for personnel, participant education and support services, computers and equipment, and other limited operating expenses.

Contact:
Ms. Devin Lyall 506 8th Street North Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28659 (336) 818-1909
Areas Served:
Wilkes

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