New Participant Orientation for the EarthLinks Workshop Program is based on when space is available. Candidates for the program meet over a three week period (typically a Friday and a Monday), then attend one regular workshop during the third week. To be invited to join orientation, you must be 18 years of age or older, be currently experiencing homelessness, or have experienced homelessness it in the recent past. If you are earning an income from any source, it needs to be less than $12,490 a year according to the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Orientation is a three- step process which will be described below:
To obtain an invitation to orientation you must call EarthLinks at 303-389-0085 at 9 am on Monday, July 27th, 2020 and SPEAK TO A PERSON (do not leave a voice mail, so keep calling back until you talk to someone on the phone). If you do not have a phone, you may come to EarthLinks after 9 am on July 27th to sign up for orientation in person.
You will receive a follow-up call later in the week letting you know if you are invited to join the first orientation meeting on Friday, July 31st from 9:30am – 11:30 am.
You will then be invited to return for a second orientation day on Monday August 3rd to get familiarized with the community and products. After completion of these orientation days, you will then be assigned a workshop day for the following week, depending on your schedule.
What is it: The EarthLinks Workshop Program
Do meaningful work that benefits Earth
Earn a small, steady income by the end of the month
Cultivate self-confidence, discover creativity
Belong to a community of caring people
Learn simple woodworking skills
Work as a team and practice conflict resolution
Learn how to garden and compost
Develop leadership skills
Acquire a reference or letter of recommendation for future employment (if appropriate)
Receive case management assistance in navigating housing