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Meet Joy! Watch her video and make a gift below in support of healthcare heroes like her.

Joy always knew she wanted to be a nurse so she could help people. But she faced many obstacles. Even though she was working two jobs and sharing living quarters with six roommates, Joy struggled to get by. She saved every penny just to have enough food each day.

Fortunately, a friend referred Joy to JVS SoCal. When she learned that we offer no-cost help to pursue her dream of a nursing career, Joy shed happy tears. “After facing so many struggles, JVS SoCal gave me the happiest moment,” Joy recalls.

Thanks to people like you who contribute to JVS SoCal, we provided Joy with expert career counseling and training, where she became a top student.

Your urgently needed donation will ensure that JVS SoCal’s no-cost job training and placement programs are available to all in our community who are facing a work or life crisis at levels that have not been seen since JVS SoCal was founded during the Great Depression.

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Interested in learning more about JVS SoCal’s Health Care Professional Career Training Programs?


This exciting program trains individuals for entry level careers in the rapidly growing healthcare industry as Certified Nurse Assistants. JVS HealthWorks® provides intensive case management, job retention guidance and follow-up services, which has resulted in an impressive level of student success in a wide range of employment options including rehabilitation and assisted living facilities. Many of our graduates have gone on to complete advanced training in the Healthcare field.

CareerWork$ Medical is a free 8-week training program that prepares participants for non-clinical positions within the healthcare industry. This intensive program offers job training, job placement assistance and ongoing coaching for career advancement. Graduates find a pathway to fulfilling, lasting careers in a fast-growing field and enjoy stable income and benefits.

JVS HealthWorks® Career Pathways

The JVS HealthWorks® Career Pathways program offers career advancement resources and support for healthcare professionals. This program includes one-on-one career counseling and career planning, career workshops, healthcare symposia, and guidance for the pursuit of additional healthcare certifications and licensures. Professional development workshops cover a range of topics including creating and implementing a career plan, interview skills and the journey to becoming a registered nurse.