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How to Join

New Participant Orientation for the EarthLinks Workshop Program is based on when space is available. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently postponing any new orientation dates. We will update this page as soon as we decide to open orientation again. 
 
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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Benefits of the EarthLinks Workshop Program:
  • Participate in meaningful work that benefits the Earth
  • Earn a small, consistent stipend that you will receive once a month
  • Be given the support to cultivate self-confidence within yourself and  discover your creativity
  • Belong and contribute to a community of caring people
  • Work as a team and practice conflict resolution
  • Learn organic gardening techniques, including making healthy soil, planting and harvesting
  • Learn other useful skills like composting, woodworking, and beekeeping
  • Develop leadership skills and training
  • Acquire a reference or letter of recommendation for future employment (if appropriate)
  • Receive case management assistance in navigating housing, benefits, and food access
Who is Eligible: Persons 18 years or older who are currently experiencing homelessness, have been homeless, and who are economically poor.
When does the Workshop Program Happen? Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30am-11:30am.
To sign up: Please call (303) 389-0085 or come to our location at 2746 W. 13th Avenue Denver, CO 80204 t0 ask for instructions.
The size of orientation is based on the available space in the program, and we will not hold orientation if there is not enough space in the program to accommodate new people. Space in orientation is on a first come/first served basis, please call us with any questions that you have.