Sheriff's Office Provides Vocational Support to Hesed House Residents

Sheriff’s Office Provides Vocational Support to Hesed House Residents

Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain and Hesed House Director Joe Jackson paired up to bring some of the many vocational offerings inside the Kane County Adult Corrections Center to people in the community in need of enhanced support.

On June 17, Hesed House staff bussed 10 residents to the Sheriff’s Office Training Room for a forklift certification course. All ten attendees successfully completed the course and then were provided a job fair in the Sheriff’s Office front lobby, where they were connected to at least four employers, each.

Jackson said obtaining relevant job skills and meaningful employment are two of the many hurdles that guests can face while experiencing homelessness.

“With that in mind, I am incredibly excited to partner with Sheriff Ron Hain and his team on this project,” he said. “The program provides our guests with vital skills and employment opportunities in a highly in-demand industry. This will be a wonderful resource in our fight to end homelessness one person, one family at a time!”

Hain noted that additional training classes and job fairs are being planned for the remainder of the year. For more information on this and other jobs programs, visit the Sheriff’s Office website.

“It is incumbent on local law enforcement to provide new and dynamic supportive services to the community they serve in order to truly enhance the traditional sound byte that is ‘Police-Community Relations,’ ” Hain said.

SOURCE: Kane County Sheriff’s Office news release