New Directions continues to evolve the way in which it offers services to the homeless in the Myrtle Beach area, recently adding a job readiness training to its back to work program.
The three-day program kicked off at Street Reach homeless shelter at the beginning of the year and “graduates” about 10 people who are part of the 30-day back to work program each week. New Directions, which includes Street Reach, is a coalition of organizations in the Myrtle Beach-area that work with those who are homeless, in poverty or victims of domestic violence.
“To set our folks up for success, we needed ... a job readiness program,” New Directions Executive Director Kathy Jenkins said. “If we can’t set our people up for success, then what are we doing?”