Getting a Job
Since SonomaWORKS benefits are temporary, we’ll work with you on your plan to get long-term work that will sustain you and your family into the future.
Depending on your situation and needs, we can help you find and apply for work, learn new skills and get more education.
You may be eligible for several services and programs, including:
- Transportation help
- Skills and strengths assessments
- Job search
- Application and interviewing skills
- GED test preparation to get your high school credential
- English as a second language classes
- College classes
- Mental health counseling
- Substance abuse counseling
- Support for those affected by domestic violence
- Legal services
What Happens If I Get a Job?
Even if you earn too much on the job to stay in the SonomaWORKS program, you may be eligible for more services for up to a year, including:
- Transportation expenses (bus passes, gas vouchers)
- Employment expenses (books, fees, tools, special work clothing)
- Job planning and counseling
- Referrals to other needed services
You may also be eligible for childcare support for up to 24 months after you get a job and leave SonomaWORKS. Talk with our staff about what you still qualify for.