ProjectHOW is Wilkes Recovery Revolution’s effort to bridge barriers to employment for those in recovery. Through funding from the Golden LEAF Foundation, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the Herring Foundation, ProjectHOW offers opportunities for continued education, soft-skills and job readiness training, employment support, and more. Through linkage with a North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist, peers in recovery obtain wraparound services to address all barriers to finding meaningful and gainful employment including transportation, funding for courses, connection to our community partner agencies, and support through to employment. This project also supports the formation of a Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative and Toolkit to support employers through combatting some of the negative effects of substance use on the workplace, and in educating and providing resources to their valued employees and their loved ones who may benefit from a lifestyle of recovery.
Linkage with a North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist.
Peer Supports are certified professionals with lived experience. We know where you are because we have been there, too!
Supportive services like transportation and other "wrap-around" services to assist you through the process of continuing your education and joining the workforce.
Transportation to and from school and work, connection to services like childcare funding and resume building, and more.
Assistance with funding and enrollment processes for continuing education courses.
Applying for funding and enrolling in courses can be a big job. We are here to support you through the whole process.
Soft-Skills / Job Readiness courses to support you through the application and interview processes and beyond.
See the flyer to the right for more information about the types of courses we offer. These courses help to prepare you for the workforce, connect you with employment specialists at our partnering agencies, and look great on your resume or application!
We have created a separate website for Recovery Friendly NC! Click on the link below to learn more about our Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative, as well as the ways we are supporting other communities in starting their own RFW Initiatives!!