Good Shepherd Center is committed to ending the cycle of homelessness for the women and children that come through our doors. Women staying at Good Shepherd Center’s residential facilities are encouraged to secure full time employment so that they can move from homelessness to independent living.
Our programs help them get there by providing case management, job training and development, Life Skills workshops, and referrals to community services. Good Shepherd Center’s community partnerships enhance our employment program and provide better services for our residents.
On March 22, 2014, the Society of Trojan Women, which is part of the University of Southern California’s Alumni Association, hosted a Professional Development Day for the women and teens enrolled in Good Shepherd Center’s residential programs. The day’s events included resume reviews and tips on how to improve them; conducting mock interviews for residents, and career image consultation (clothing and make up) to help in making a professional first impression at job interviews and also after landing a job . Women who participated received an added bonus: a gift bag with work appropriate make up, and a portfolio to complete their professional look.