On Friday, June 3rd, Homeless Children’s Network (HCN) participated in the Healthcare Academy Career & Training Fair at the Thrive City Chase Center in San Francisco. This community event was held in partnership with the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), Jewish Vocational Services (JVS), Kaiser Permanente, and the Golden State Warriors at Thrive City to help job seekers access education, training, and employment opportunities in San Francisco’s growing healthcare industry.
“The Healthcare Industry and the jobs it creates is vital to our City’s economy. As the demand for jobs and healthcare services increase, we want to ensure that we connect job seekers, including those from underserved communities, to these opportunities,” said Kate Sofis, Executive Director of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development.
The HealthCare Academy Career and Training featured 30 employers, educational institutions, and training partners including HCN. HCN was honored to host a table at the event where participants could learn more about our Amani Mental Health Training Program, which provides new education and employment opportunities in the mental health field for Black/African American city residents. Through Amani, HCN is working to grow the number of mental health professionals trained to meet the urgent need for Afri-centric, culturally responsive mental health and wellness care in San Francisco.
Thank you to San Francisco’s Office of Economic Development, Jewish Vocational Services, Kaiser Permanente, and the Golden State Warriors for hosting this community event focused on connecting San Franciscans with opportunities in the mental health and healthcare industry.