Want Help Finding a New or Better Paying Job?

If you do not receive Reach Up, but get 3SquaresVT, you may be eligible for Jobs for Independence (JFI) — a free job readiness and training program. 

We can help you even if you:

  • Don't have stable housing
  • Have a mental health issue
  • Are struggling with substance abuse or recovery
  • Have a criminal record

What help is available?

If you are selected for the program, we can help you:

  • Resolve issues that may be keeping you from work (e.g., criminal record, mental health, substance abuse, or unstable housing)
  • Find a new or better job
  • Gain work skills and knowledge
  • Pay for things you need to work like car repairs and work clothes
  • Earn the Governor’s Career Ready Certificate at the Community College of Vermont (CCV)
  • Achieve industry-recognized certification (e.g., CDL or IT Software)

How do I apply?

(802) 388-2285 (Addison County)

(802) 863-6248 (Chittenden County)

(802) 527-7392 (Franklin & Grand Isle County


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CVOEO addresses fundamental issues of economic, social, and racial justice and works with people to achieve economic independence.


Serving more than 10,000 households annually,
impacting the lives of over 23,000 individuals