SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 

Administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP is a short-term, subsidized employment training program designed to help you to become more employable through On-the-Job Work Experience, Vocational Training, and work and Life Readiness classes.

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Basic Nursing Assistant Training

An 8-week course that includes Career Development seminars/workshops incorporated in the program to prepare students for employment.

Mentoring

This program is dedicated to mentoring youth and obtaining gainful employment.                        

Job Shadowing

Job shadowing helps to provide the job skills necessary to obtain valuable work experience and ensure they reach their employment goals.

 

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"If you can image it, you can achieve it.  If you can dream it, you can become it"

William Arthur Ward  

 

Are you frustrated with your current employment outlook?  Are you looking for a new start?  

Administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP is a short-term, subsidized employment training program designed to help you to become more employable through On-the-Job Work Experience, Vocational Training, and work and Life Readiness classes.  We also encouraged GED, ABE and/or Literacy Education as important keys to employability and success.  You will also be able to take advantage of our exclusive job development, placement, and retention services to, ultimately, help you find and keep employment.

 

In order to qualify for the SNAP Program you must receive non-assistance Food Stamps only, be able to participate in a; combination of program activities for at least 80 hours a month, be between the ages of 18 - 49, have no dependents and have a 2151C referral from your local IDHS office.

TO ENROLL:

  • Orientations are held every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

TO QUALIFY:

       You must have:

  • An active 08 Food Stamp Case
  • 2151C Referral from Local IDHS Office
  • Valid Illinois State ID Card/Driver's License
  • Valid Social Security Card
  • Valid Link Card
  • Current Resume
  • a 2151C referral from your local IDHS office

Benefits for Job Seekers

 
  • Gain marketable job skills
  • Career coaching
  • Work experience
  • Vocational training
  • GED (when applicable)
  • Transportation
  • Work clothing
  • Resume and interview skill-building
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Job placement assistance
  • Employment retention and follow-up assistance
  • Resource center with computers and internet access
  • Housing referral assistance
  • Cash benefits*

(*for qualifying candidates, not guaranteed)


 
 
   
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Benefits for IDHS

We help you meet State and Federal participation rates

 
  • Clients engaged in countable work-related activities
  • Clients receive comprehensive barrier-reduction services
  • Clients gain social and soft-skill training
  • Client activities and compliance closely monitored and documented
  • Programs in full compliance with State mandates
  • Impactful client activity and progress
 
 
   
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Benefits for Employers

We help you find the best and most qualified candidates!

 
  • Candidate pre-screening
  • Employment tax credit information
  • Customized training
  • Subsidized workers
  • Retention assistance
 
 
   
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