Nuria was a certified Medical Assistant, but tragic life circumstances led to a gap in work experience and ultimately homelessness for her and her young daughter. JVS’s Medical Assistant Refresher program helped her receive updated training, opened the door at Kaiser Permanente with an externship, and now she is working at Kaiser Permanente full-time! Nuria’s story is truly remarkable.
No one tells the story of JVS better than our job seekers and employer partners. At the Strictly Business Awards Luncheon, we honor inspiring individuals and Bay Area companies with awards for “Employee of the Year” and “Business Leadership Award.” Learn about their accomplishments below and see how work transforms lives.
Widny lived a sheltered life at 16 in New Jersey until a freak accident changed his young life. Struggling with the aftermath, medical issues and depression, Widny was headed towards a dark future. Framed as a one-week vacation, his parents bought him a (secret)...read more
Anna was addicted to cocaine by age 23. For the next 20 years, Anna lived on the streets -- in and out of drug rehab centers, estranged from her family and children and without credible work. It wasn't the drugs, but an unexpected disease that landed her in a...read more
San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) is the sole provider of trauma and psychiatric emergency services for San Francisco. In addition to over 110 JVS client hires ranging from medical evaluation assistants to registered nurses, SFGH informs JVS curriculum and hosts...read more
John is the face of JVS's clients who are over fifty. He was thankful for stability after dedicating many years to the same job. But at 61 - just five years shy of retirement - he was let go. John turned to JVS in a desperate state: he hadn't worked in two years and...read more
Alfonso's life was spiraling downward fast. Poor decisions and the wrong friends landed him, at age 15, in juvenile court. With the respect and guidance he needed, JVS helped him get back on his feet and focused. He prepared for a better future with marketable skills...read more
Joseph's survival instinct kicked in early in his life. His mother, battling drug additional and incarceration, struggled to support him emotionally and financially. On the verge of homelessness at the age of 19, Joseph found a helping hand at JVS. He took full...read more