Fertile Ground is a 501c3 Faith-based non- profit organization which provides housing and after-care support for homeless individuals, men who are in need of a fresh start in our society. Included FREE services are job placement support and life skill practices.
The first thought on minds of all of Fertile Ground clients is "who will hire me". That is, "where can I get a job at my age". We have partnered with several local entities es that help support our clients who are returning into society is an unimpressive history.
FERTILE GROUND SPECIAL APPROACH TO CLIENT DEVELOPMENT
There are three major factors that Fertile Ground uses to prepare our clients to succeed.
(1) Peer to peer mentoring and male bonding through Bible study and group sharing.
(2) Partnering with our clients to personally assist then in finding the best match between client and employer.
(3) Encouraging "live testimonies" of each client's commitment to positively impacting our community. In sharing their testimonies, we teach the disadvantages of choosing a life of crime and the advantages of choosing a Christian lifestyle.
Step One - Interviewing Process
Interviewing Process – We accept inspired individuals who have participated in personal development programming while incarcerated, such as Interchange Freedom Initiative. After acceptance into the FG program, clients are required to attend orientation for three days.