Employment & Training

Café Joshua benefits low income populations by providing comprehensive job training and employment services to at-risk jobseekers that would otherwise remain unemployed and homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Through Café Joshua, low income participants acquire vocational competencies and cognitive behavioral techniques to prepare them for successful entry-level employment in Palm Beach County’s food service, retail and administrative clerical positions. They learn communication, conflict resolution, and life skills. They receive instruction in computer literacy, resume writing, and job interviewing. They benefit from numerous complementary supportive services, including life coaching, literacy tutoring, financial coaching and unique, cutting edge soft skills instruction.  They are connected to meaningful job leads through employers that have been cultivated by Café Joshua’s job development component. And they are supported in their employment through one-on-one job coaching and job retention counseling.

Our Employment Services program offers comprehensive assistance designed to prepare participants for employment. They include transitional work experience, education, job coaching and assistance securing and maintaining employment. The program also includes two Social Enterprise businesses, Joshua Catering Company and Joshua Thrift Store, which serve as real-life employment training opportunities for homeless program participants.

If you are currently in need of our services, please contact Jim Rhoads at jrhoads@thelordsplace.org or call 561.578.4840.

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Email lunchandlearn@thelordsplace.org or call 561.494.0125, x. #1111.

From July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019


  • 264 individuals enrolled in our Job Training and Employment Program
  • 53 individuals enrolled in our Social Enterprise transitional work experience programs
  • 61% of those who exited the Transitional Work Experience programs gained employment
  • 78% of participants demonstrated increased skills through performance-based assessments
  • Job coaches conducted 2,645 job coaching sessions with 397 individuals
  • 115 of our Job Training and Employment participants received job offers