Direct services

San Francisco Training Partnership

Helping homeless, formerly incarcerated individuals find and maintain gainful employment.

The San Francisco Training Partnership (SFTP) provides clients with employment outreach and employment eligibility assessments, referrals to short-term training, counseling, identification of supportive services needs, job search workshops, and job placements.

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Eligibility and referrals

To be eligible for the program an individual must be homeless. Items required for intake are: (1) California ID/ Driver’s License; (2) Social Security Card; and (3) Current TB Clearance. The intake process lasts approximately 35-40 minutes and involves an in-person interview to create an individualized work plan for the enrollee.

How it works

Clients receive services provided by a collaborative of organizations, including CJCJ and Mission Hiring Hall. The SFTP 90-day program includes vocational training, job leads, one-on-one staff support, and practical assistance to enable participants to secure and maintain employment.

Awakening New Futures graduates

Awakening New Futures graduates with instructor, Matt Snope

The program utilizes a one-week work readiness curriculum, Awakening New Futures, and includes 30, 60, and 90-day follow-ups by the assigned case manager. The 15-hour class focuses on four major areas:

Interested in being an intern or volunteer? Read our description of the internship program and submit applications to Director of Community-Based Services Gerald Miller at


Originally a partnership between the Northern California Service League (NCSL), Goodwill Industries, and Swords to Plowshares, SFTP has provided employment-training services to homeless formerly incarcerated individuals since 1987. The program delivers employment reentry services using Awakening New Futures, an evidence-based curriculum developed by NCSL in 1988, with updates in 1995 and 1998. SFTP serves approximately 150 clients every year.

Gerald Miller, Director of Community-Based Services
Tel: (415) 621-5661 ext. 100
Fax: (415) 621-5466

Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
424 Guerrero Street, Suite A
San Francisco, CA 94110