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Employment and Adult Education

We help people find and keep meaningful employment at livable wages. For some, this means earning their first paycheck in the United States and taking their first step toward self-sufficiency. For others, it means finding a much better job. Our programs and services include:

Birch Creek Career Center: Job services in South King County
Our multiservice career center is located in the Birch Creek public-housing community in Kent, and is operated in partnership with the King County Housing Authority.  Our center is home to a comprehensive array of services, including wraparound employment case management, technology classes and an open computer lab, on-site college course, citizenship and ESL classes, and family and social services case management programs. We also link individuals and families to community resources, including WorkSource programs.

To learn more about the center, stop in for a visit, or contact Marla Brown at 253-277-1667 or

Foundations for Work/Basic Food Employment & Training
We provide wraparound employment case management for individuals and families in King County experiencing unemployment or underemployment and housing instability. Our clients receive vocational training and support services, including food and transportation assistance.

For more information, including program eligibility, please contact Roland Htwe at 206-430-8890 or

Pathways to success for refugees and immigrants
Our Refugee and Immigrant Assistance, Limited English Proficiency (RIA LEP) Pathways program offers two tracks for our clients to find the right job to meet their needs.  For those who would like to improve their English skills, we offer an intensive ESL class focused on workplace communication and job readiness skills to aid in their job search.  Others can access a job search-focused model. Both tracks include wraparound employment case management and assistance.  The RIA LEP Pathways program is offered at two locations: Wiley Center in White Center and Birch Creek Career Center in Kent.

For more information, including program eligibility, please contact Molly May at 206-272-0044 or

Health Care Career Pathways
For those looking for a career in the medical field, our Health Care Career Pathways provides comprehensive college-based assistance for those seeking or enrolled in long-term health care training at are community colleges and vocational schools, including South Seattle, Central Seattle, North Seattle, Shoreline and Highline Community Colleges, and the Seattle Vocational Institute.  Our clients receive case management and employment assistance in partnership with Seattle Jobs Initiative, as well as funding for vocational training and other support services.

For more information, including program eligibility, please contact Cindy Holland at 206-422-4701 or

WorkSource-based Employment program
For individuals facing barriers to employment, we offer employment case management services based in WorkSource sites throughout King County. Our program provides funding for vocational training and support services.

For more information, including program eligibility, please contact Brianna Kiarie at 206-461-4554 or

Working for Housing Stability
Our innovative Working for Housing Stability program allows us to offer both employment and housing assistance to unemployed or underemployed individuals and families who are homeless or in imminent danger of losing their housing. By partnering with our Foundations for Work program, we provide wraparound employment case management and support services, while also offering homelessness prevention and rapid rehousing services for people who are at risk of becoming homeless.

For more information, including program eligibility, contact David Moser at 206-778-0307 or

Employers: Give your business an edge
Are you an employer interested in working with Neighborhood House to find qualified candidates for your open positions? For more information on our programs and employer connections, contact Lorri Porcincula at

Note: All programs include assistance with job placement and one year of retention services. All clients must have proof of work authorization. For more information about our Employment and Adult Education programs contact Shelan Aldridge at 206-793-6473 or

Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provider of employment and training programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to persons with disabilities. Washington Telecommunications Relay Service: 800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.