What is Jobs for Life?
Jobs for Life is a global non profit organization that equips members of the community to address the impact of joblessness with dignity of work- through honest relationships, mentoring, biblically–based training, and an ongoing community of support. Joblessness contributes to poverty, crime, homelessness, domestic violence, drug abuse, unwanted pregnancies, depression, divorce and suicide.
Wash Away Unemployment is glad include Jobs for Life as part of our total effort to alleviate unemployment for disadvantaged groups such as ex-offenders, former military, community youth, and those on government assistance here in the New Bern, North Carolina area.
What if the Church flipped the list?
Millions of people in the world today are without work or underemployed. Without meaningful work, there is a loss of purpose and dignity. This creates a vicious cycle of poverty—economically, spiritually, and emotionally.
For years, the Church has been engaged in the fight to break this cycle of poverty. A majority of the Church’s effort and resources for those in need however, begins with food, housing, and clothing. At the bottom of the list is work.