Workforce Development

About This Service

We recognize that employment can contribute to good health and well-being. Our Workforce Development Program helps our clients find employment and succeed in the workplace. We offer comprehensive vocational assessments, training, job placement assistance, and retention services to ensure successful transitions to work and achieve greater financial independence.

What We Offer

We offer an array of workforce development programs and resources to our clients. They include:

  • Realizing Independence through Support and Employment (RISE) Program

    RISE is a program specifically designed to help clients of New York City’s Human Resource Administration’s HASA (HIV/AIDS Service Administration) gain access to employment. RISE provides vocational training, internships, employment counseling and job placement and retention assistance to HIV-positive individuals who receive HASA benefits.

 

  • The Match Program
    The MATCH Program provides employment counseling and job readiness services and walks participants through the process of finding and retaining employment.
  • SUNY ATTAIN Computer Lab.
    GMHC has a 24-station computer lab designed to assist those who are seeking employment, job training, or improved computer skills. In addition to access to the internet for employment research, the lab offers an array of computer-based trainings in various fields including Carpentry, Cosmetology, Electrician, Child Care, and Office Work. There are also computer-based, self-paced trainings available for computer programs including Excel, Word, FrontPage, PowerPoint, and Access.
  • Youth Empowerment Services (YES)
    Lack of employment among young people, particularly those who are LGBTQ+, contributes significantly to high HIV-risk behaviors such as drug use and sex work. YES provides job support for HIV-negative youth—between the ages of 18 and 29—at high risk for HIV infection. The YES program includes job readiness training and workshops, Microsoft Office specialist trainings, help with getting back into school/alternative school and applications for college entrance, access to GED/TASC prep courses, as well as internships and job placement assistance.
  • Financial Coaching
    Provided by the Financial Coaching Corps of the Community Service Society of New York.

    Our financial coaches can assist you in developing the skills
    needed to manage money and gain financial stability in the following
    areas:

    • Setting financial goals
    • Budgeting and saving
    • Operating a bank account
    • Reviewing credit reports
    • Resolving debt problems/student loans
    • Public benefit and tax credit eligibility


Call 212-367-1030 to schedule an appointment on Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Workforce Development

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, most of our Workforce Development services are designed to serve the needs of people who have tested positive for HIV. However, the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) is for HIV-negative youth, ages 18 to 29.

Most of our The Workforce Development Program is mostly for people living with HIV/AIDS, except for the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) which is for HIV-negative youth, ages 18 to 29.

The first step is to meet with an intake specialist. Walk-in appointments are available Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30 am-4:30 pm. Monday and Friday hours are by appointment only. You can make an appointment by calling 212-367-1057 or email intake@gmhc.org.

Yes, our services have different eligibility requirements. An intake specialist can help you understand requirements for our different services.

Contact

Joseph Garofalo, workforce program specialist, at josephg@gmhc.org or Ph. 212-367-1518.