CareerWorks offers employment readiness, job placement, and job retention services to financially vulnerable individuals (homeless, imminently homeless, or low-income).

Services are available to those who are unemployed, underemployed, or seeking re-entry services.

The 12-month person-centered program includes:

  • Three-week CareerWorks Bootcamp (CB3) featuring employment readiness and preparation workshops

  • Individual life coach services

  • Personalized development plan

  • Job search assistance

  • Professional clothing

  • Transportation assistance

  • Support services as needed


Special CareerWorks Initiatives

Veterans Employment Assistance Program (VEAP), an initiative that provides extra support for U.S. military veterans, including medical care, housing assistance, and vocational training.

ACSS is one of the largest providers of workforce development services for Atlanta’s homeless and financially vulnerable. We are a partner of choice for the Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and Veterans’ Empowerment Organization. In 2014, the VA recognized ACSS for our work to end veteran homelessness and honored us with a special visit from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald.

CareerWorks Women Venture (WoVen), an initiative that provides targeted high-impact life stabilization, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurial development services empowering homeless and financially vulnerable women to not only become self-sufficient but to also thrive.

Woven serves women of all ages, cultures, and races. This initiative also provides services to support the unique needs of women who are victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking.  Sub-programs of WoVen are:

Sisters of Atlanta Rising (SOAR), a program in partnership with the Center for Black Women's Wellness, Inc and CommunityBuild Ventures, LLC, offering job readiness and coaching to low-income women, as well as sector-specific skills training and small-business development training.

Victims of Crime Transitional Services (VICTRS), a program that provides intensive support to victims of personal crime, including domestic violence, sex trafficking, and sexual assault. Services include trauma counseling, housing assistance, and vocational training based on funding availability (Funded by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) and private donations)


68% of program participants

Obtain full-time employment after completing CareerWorks


89% of program graduates

Retain their jobs for at least six months

The average starting wage of CareerWorks participants in 2017 was $11.80 per hour.


More than the state minimum wage.


Over the federal minimum wage.