As part of our corporate partnerships program, over 20 residents of domestic violence shelter Rose House received job assistance from Google after touring their New York City offices.
When a domestic violence victim goes into shelter, they are uprooted from the life they knew, which often affects their employment. At Safe Horizon, we are proud to work with incredible corporate partners who are dedicated to helping victims of abuse by providing them with the tools they need for success. One such company is Google, which arranged for a group of over 20 residents of Rose House, a Safe Horizon transitional domestic violence shelter in Manhattan, to tour and receive job assistance in their New York City offices.
Googlers Help Residents of Domestic Violence Shelter Develop Employment Skills
Accompanied by Monique Thomas, Employment and Career Specialist at Rose House and Olga Rodriguez, Director of Rose House, the shelter residents met with the Google employees known as “Googlers.” The Googlers helped the survivors develop important employment skills, including:
- Résumé-building techniques
- Career-related discussions
- One-on-one job mentorship
Olga Rodriguez Director Rose House Domestic Violence Shelter at Google
“This was a unique opportunity for our residents to come to a corporate environment, hear about the kinds of job positions, and receive personal advice and suggestions from current employees on reentering the workforce,” Olga Rodriguez enthusiastically stated.
Shelters Help Build Bright and Better Futures
Artwork at Domestic Violence Shelter Rose House in Manhattan
Rose House is one of Safe Horizon’s eight domestic violence shelters that provide confidential locations for families who desperately need a place to escape from violence. One of the major reasons victims may stay in abusive relationships is because they have become financially dependent on their abusers. In addition to supporting clients in their search for permanent housing, vocational specialists like Monique work at Rose House to help domestic violence victims find employment or job training programs that help boost their skills.
Supportive economic empowerment efforts, like this visit to Google, help domestic violence survivors become self-sufficient. We want to thank Google and our domestic violence program staff who remind us that together we can help survivors of abuse continue to grow into independent professionals.