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A New Resource for Job Seekers

Toolworks’ newest program, the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI), is built to improve communication between state and local employment and training programs to increase employment options for people with disabilities. Our team primarily supports San Francisco’s Comprehensive and Neighborhood Access Points, offering job assistance and training resources in American Sign Language, Cantonese, and Spanish in addition to English. DEI started operating under Toolworks in June of 2013 and has already started making a… Read more

Clients of Note – October

Toolworks has exceptional clients in every one of our departments. Each month we celebrate two of our most positive and active clients with our VIP of the Month award. A member of our Janitorial Services program for many years, Garland Miller works at the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. At the Court, where Toolworks has employed a team of ten janitors for over 25 years, Garland has distinguished… Read more

Bakeworks in the SF Chronicle

Check out why the Chronicle calls Hayes Valley Bakeworks the little cafe that “is doing giant things.” From the success of our training program to the quality of our food, Bakeworks is making an impression in Hayes Valley. http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Bakeworks-crew-prepares-goodies-repairs-lives-4701825.php?t=20c5802280d25a31db#/0

Clients of Note – September

Toolworks has exceptional clients in every one of our departments. Each month we celebrate two of our most positive and active clients with our VIP of the Month award. This month, in our Housing Partnerships program, Paul Beck stands out as a VIP. Paul lives in UA Homes, a transitional housing site where Toolworks provides Resident Services. Paul is an energetic participant in our therapy and social activity groups. While he is… Read more

SFFD Collects Working Essentials

For the second year, the San Francisco Fire Department is partnering with Toolworks’ Working Essentials program, in a collection drive to assist homeless individuals in their efforts to obtain and retain employment. The lack of accessibility to job readiness items is a major barrier to employment for individuals who are homeless.  Working Essentials provides the necessary items to help people maintain their personal hygiene. This small program makes a huge impact and… Read more