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.
Please note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) alert

The Human Resources Administration (HRA) is trying to eliminate, whenever possible, the need for clients to come in person to HRA offices.

Voluntary telephonic services are still available to clients who are in the RISE program

All scheduled in-person appointments have been cancelled until further notice.

  • The Match Program
    The MATCH Program provides employment counseling and job readiness services to HIV-positive individuals 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.
  • 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

    • 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.

Due to COVID-19, staff are providing remote (via-phone) intake services for people who wish to become a GMHC client and access services. We are also contacting clients in need of reassessments and conducting reassessments via phone. Staff will assess client needs and make referrals as appropriate both internally and externally. Contact: Denise Roman, senior intake specialist,, or (212) 367-1133

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


Joseph Garofalo, workforce program specialist, at or Ph. 212-367-1518.