Deliver services that prevent homelessness and improve the quality of life for all Alaskans.
PHILOSOPHY OF CARE
Compassion: We respect and care for individuals and have a passionate desire to help them succeed.
Excellence: We recognize the potential of our clients and provide positive supports to encourage and motivate them to attain their goals
Collaboration: We assess client needs to devise a plan that integrates internal and external services leading to educational and employment success
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
NINE STAR'S GENERAL WORK IN EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT
- 7,204 At-Risk Youth and Adults were served at Nine Star in FY 2018:
- 1,089 in Education; 6,115 in Employment; 953 were Youth & 6,251 were Adults
- 3,043 completed their job preparation and entered into UNSUBSIDIZED employment
NINE STAR'S WORK WITH PUBLIC ASSISTANCE CLIENTS
- 3,500+ Public Assistance Clients served
- 2,000+ gained employment
- 1,000+ left the public assistance rolls
NINE STAR'S NET-TO-LADDER HOMELESS PREVENTION PROJECT
Increasing educational attainment and going to work not only strengthens the individual and their families, but it also strengthens the economy and well-being of our community. Because Nine Star came into contact with so many neighbors who were not eligible for publicly-funded services, but who were on the brink of homelessness and/or the need for financial support and jobs, the Net-to-Ladder Project was born. The ultimate goal is to “catch” Alaskans before they become homeless and help them “climb” the career ladder to economic self-sufficiency. For $39 per job seeker and with a $53,500 budget, the following outcomes were reached:
- 166 job seekers who were ineligible for ATAP (public assistance) received job readiness services
- 127 got jobs (77%)
- 1,221 community job seekers desperate for employment received job readiness services
- 599 became employed that we were able to track with limited resources (49%)
- 1,387 received job-ready services, i.e., resume writing, interviewing skills, job search skills, etc.
- 726 Employed Alaskans now have a greater chance of avoiding poverty & homelessness (52%).