Street Reach shelter offers job readiness training to help homeless get back to work

New Directions continues to evolve the way in which it offers services to the homeless in the Myrtle Beach area, recently adding a job readiness training to its back to work program.

The three-day program kicked off at Street Reach homeless shelter at the beginning of the year and “graduates” about 10 people who are part of the 30-day back to work program each week. New Directions, which includes Street Reach, is a coalition of organizations in the Myrtle Beach-area that work with those who are homeless, in poverty or victims of domestic violence.

“To set our folks up for success, we needed ... a job readiness program,” New Directions Executive Director Kathy Jenkins said. “If we can’t set our people up for success, then what are we doing?”