Community Connections at SOVA

This program provides on-site job search assistance and referrals to low-income clients of SOVA Food Pantry & Resource Center. Services are available at two SOVA locations in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles, with the intent of helping to move clients from unemployment to employment or underemployment to self-sufficiency.

A JVS Job Counselor is available at both SOVA locations on a weekly basis.  Contact SOVA for schedule.



JVS and MAXIMUS partner to help participants of Los Angeles County’s GAIN Program (Greater Avenues for Independence). More than 15,000 people in the Greater Los Angeles area benefit from our services at offices in Chatsworth, Palmdale and Santa Clarita.

JVS also works with Los Angeles County’s GROW Program (General Relief Opportunities for Work) at offices in Lancaster, Sun Valley, Glendale and Pasadena.

The Transitional Subsidized Employment (TSE) Program was created to transition welfare recipients into temporary employment, with 80 percent of the client’s wages being subsidized by Los Angeles County. TSE provides clients with the opportunity to gain relevant work experience and move toward self-sufficiency.

To participate, you must be registered in the GAIN or GROW program.