The purpose of the WorkExpress program, a social enterprise of Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS), is to help men and women who are experiencing homelessness achieve stability by securing permanent housing and gaining recent employment experience. The program, founded in 1996, provides participants with supportive case management, a positive work experience, and assistance in finding employment and permanent housing.  This program also serves FBMS supportive housing programs by providing additional stabilization and income support for eligible individuals. In recent years, WorkExpress has expanded its external client base, and subsequently, its revenue.

FBMS is the leading provider of services to prevent and end homelessness in Southern Massachusetts. The agency, founded in the early 1980s by a group of interfaith and community leaders, helps approximately 5,000 people annually who find themselves homeless, or at risk of homelessness, achieve self-sufficiency. This assistance includes emergency shelter, transitional housing, workforce development, case management, and permanent supportive housing for individuals, families, and veterans. FBMS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency with administrative offices in Quincy and Brockton and program offices throughout Southern Massachusetts.

Meet Jennifer, a WorkExpress participant