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Education & Employment

Education & Employment Department has many elements that work independently and congruently. Our common goal: We meet our folks where they are and offer a tailored, person-centered approach to their vocational success. 

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We offer employment support to residents of Housing Hope and our partner agencies. Some of the ways we can help include pre-employment and employment readiness coaching, career exploration, job search assistance, resume and cover letter development, interview readiness, and internship and apprenticeship opportunities. Employment Specialists work closely with individuals to explore potential career paths. Participants typically meet weekly with Employment Specialists and receive one-on-one coaching to build and shape their own individualized employment plans.

We work in partnership with many outside agencies on programs that support employment. Some of those agencies include Youth WIOA (Snoco Connect), Employment Readiness Support Service Program (ERSSP), Homeward House, BFET, Career Connect, the Improving School Attendance Collaborative and more.  

For more information, or if you are interested in accessing these services, please contact Charley at


We also assist residents of Housing Hope and other partner agencies in completing or furthering their education. Each person is assigned an Education Coordinator that works with them to address any barriers in accessing additional education. This may include completing a GED or High School completion diploma, applying for college and financial aid, help with books and other tools required to be successful in school (depending on available funding), and navigating the college system to acquire a certificate or degree. We also help with goal setting, education exploration, navigation of college, trade and vocational opportunities, identifying funding options, and resource referrals. We work in partnership with many outside agencies on programs that support education, some of which include the Onward Learning Collaborative, Homeward House, BFET, Career Connect, and the 10 Degrees Program. 

For more information or if you are interested in accessing these services, please contact Amy at

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The EduPloyment Program facilitates career pathways for individuals in households experiencing homelessness or poverty through a model of education, employment readiness training, work experience, and employment. The goal is to encourage students to choose a pathway for certification by completing required coursework while participating in on-the-job training, gaining experience necessary to quickly find employment upon graduation. 

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On-Site Degree Programs

Mt. Baker View is a 21-unit apartment complex with 10 homeless or at-risk low-income families who are assisted in the completion of degree programs on their pathway to family stability and success.
The program is also offered to five units at Park Place Townhomes in Marysville.
Contact Amy at for more information. 

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The Training Academy 
A collaboration between Housing Hope and HopeWorks

The Training Academy is a 12-week program that offers 4 weeks of in-class learning followed by 8 weeks of on-the-job training. Housing Hope and our affiliate HopeWorks Social Enterprises partner to provide the premier job training academy in Snohomish County.  HopeWorks operates four social enterprises businesses that host the on-the-job training portion of the Training Academy.

This Training Academy uses a holistic approach to help individuals build sustainable careers through interpersonal growth, pre-employment, education, computer skills development and coached hands-on job training. This program is designed to train and support community members with little work experience, employment gaps, who may be experiencing homelessness, have low-income, or other barriers. Participants are also assigned an Employment Specialist or Education Coordinator to identify their desired career path, After completing the first 4 weeks of the Training Academy (Phase 1), trainees start their on-the-job training (Phase 2) at Ground Works Landscaping, Kindred KitchenRenew Home and Decor or Tomorrow's Hope.
Each enterprise has a dedicated Trainer to work directly with trainees and guide them through the program learning skills to strengthen their readiness for employment. Our Employment Specialists & Education Coordinators continue to work with the participant until they have found secure employment or are enrolled in an education pathway. They are also available for additional support for job retention after graduation. 
Throughout the entire program, a participant/trainee is eligible for stipends and other monetary incentives to celebrate progression and accomplishments towards employability. The Training Academy also partners with Edmonds College to offer articulated college credit for knowledge learned. 

For more information on The Training Academy contact Jerron at

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Interested in education or employment?

Housing Hope offers a variety of Education and Employment services and opportunities for community members who are experiencing homelessness, with low-incomes and in need of support.


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