For most of the people that Jobs Have Priority serves, homelessness is a multi-generational problem. Most grew up in poverty and have experienced housing instability all their lives. So JHP provides them with the skills they need to imagine and create a better life. Managing three shelters in the DC area (all at maximum capacity), JHP provides food and safety, as well as counseling, support groups, day care, and financial assistance, to 382 individuals. Two homeless employment and assistance centers reach 422 residents from nine emergency shelters. A case manager works one-on-one with each individual or family to pinpoint the challenges in finding a job and a home – and craft next steps. Collaborative agreements with other service providers, the business community, and management companies jumpstart the employment and housing search for shelter clients, and JHP supports them as brand-new employees and tenants. Each year, JHP places 300 people in jobs and 280 in permanent housing. These are difficult, critical steps out of poverty and into a new life. You can be the catalyst.