ACCESS - One Stop Employment & Human Services Center

 
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(313) 945-8380

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6451 Schaefer Road, Dearborn, MI 48126

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eabrahem@accesscommunity.org

Eligibility

Programs offered through the Employment & Training Department are designed to help people of all ethnicities.

Description

ACCESS is the largest Arab American community nonprofit in the United States. With 11 locations and more than 120 programs serving metro Detroit, ACCESS offers a wide range of social, economic, health and educational services to a diverse population.

The Employment and Training Department at ACCESS is a certified Michigan Works One-Stop Employment Services Center. Its mission is to assist in matching people with jobs, and empowering individuals by providing them with the skills and resources necessary to eliminate any dependency or impediment to self-sufficiency.

  • Free Legal Aid: The Legal Aid and Defenders Association (LADA) offers assistance to the ACCESS One-Stop Employment & Human Services Center and Social Services Department by providing free legal aid to low-income families in the area of civil law (landlord/tenant, wills, etc.) This service is by appointment only.

SERVICES FOR JOB SEEKERS

  • Case management and follow-up services
  • Job placement
  • Information regarding claims for unemployment benefits
  • Labor Exchange using Michigan’s Talent Connect System
  • Job search, career planning, and skill self-assessment tools
  • Employer directories for job searching
  • Resume writing software and support materials
  • Occupational training information
  • Case management and follow-up services
  • Employability skills workshops, i.e. resume writing, interviewing and other related topics
  • Job leads and referral services
  • Interviewing information
  • Eligibility determination to funded programs
  • Oral interpretation and written translation services to persons with limited English proficiency
  • Usage of phones, Internet, copy and fax machines
  • Information on adult education, financial aid, job training, etc.
  • Assistive technology and alternative formats, i.e. Zoom Text- Screen Magnifier, TTY communication system, etc
  • Job placement
  • Job Club and supportive environment
  • Basic Skills, GED, and English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Career assessment and planning
  • Supportive Service (if needed and funds are available)
  • On the job training
  • Classroom training (based on funding availability)

CENTER FOR WORKING FAMILIES

The Center for Working Families provides a comprehensive set of services to families to help them learn to save, build assets, and eventually move from debt to positive net worth and financial independence. This is done through a targeted focus on skill-building, employment services, financial literacy, and asset-building.

Workforce Development

  • Screening for funded program
  • Career assessment
  • Employability skills workshops
  • Resources to funded trainings/educational programs
  • Employer/job referrals
  • Resume development
  • Access to Michigan Talent Bank
  • Access to job fairs
  • GED completion

Income Benefits

  • Connect individuals and families to public resources and entitlement benefits
  • Emergency services
  • Information and referral services
  • Immigration services
  • Legal aid
  • Translation/interpretation services

Tax Preparation

  • Prescreen clients for eligibility
  • Help gather all supportive documents
  • Coordinate service delivery with Accounting Aid Society
  • Coaching assistance for individuals applying for tax credits

Immigration Services

  • Consultations
  • Completion of all related immigration forms
  • Representation in immigration court
  • Citizenship classes, which include English as a Second Language (ESL), mock interviews, review of test questions and courses in United States history

Financial Coaching

  • Conduct assessments
  • Develop a workable budget
  • Work with participants to help them understand spending habits
  • Help participants learn how to stop living “paycheck to paycheck”
  • Coaching individuals on how to build wealth
  • Coaching lessons on building up a savings account and investing
helpful tips
The Learning Lab offers free structured classroom instruction in computer technology, keyboarding and Microsoft Office applications on a “first come, first served” basis.
hours
Monday - Friday
8 AM - 5 PM
services provided
Food Assistance
WIC
Free/Reduced Breakfast and Lunch/Summer Meals
Rent & Mortgage Payment Assistance
Shelter for Homeless Families
Legal Assistance
Job Search/Resume Help
Employment Training
English as a Second Language
GED Preparation
After School Programs
Summer Programs
Nutrition Classes
Parenting Classes
Adult Literacy
Childcare Provider Training
Tutoring

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