The Family Focus Guide helps families and individuals, in and around the Fayetteville area, find resources in our community.
If you have a service-focused organization that serves families in the Fayetteville, Cumberland County area and would like to be listed, please email us at [email protected].
The Women's Business Center (WBC) provides technical assistance and support to women entrepreneurs who are looking to start or expand their small businesses. We provide assistance to women in the phrases of small business:start up assistance,, education/training, finance, management and marketing.
Offers vocational counseling, job placement, on-the-job training programs, tax credits, screening, selection and referral and other business services. Lists job vacancies for local area, statewide, nationwide and worldwide for government and private employers. Determines eligibility, processes and payment of benefits to individuals who are out of work. Provides employment & training related services and information to eligible military veterans.
Helps unemployed and underemployed people find jobs or training. Offers classes and seminars for self-improvement and job seeking skills, such as resume writing, interviewing techniques, career planning and communication skills. Books and materials are furnished. Call for class times. Classes include online job search and application skills.
ASPIRE is a comprehensive program that assists low wealth individuals and families attain the skills and knowledge that is needed in order to become self sufficient. Since funding is limite - individuals are selected to particpate in the program based on their readiness and motivation to accomplish goals to obtain employment.
To help others by reaching out to train, educate and bring hope, healing and wholeness. To equip people to help themselves obtain a better job and improve their quality of life.
The NFJP provides access to education services and job training, support, and additional services suited to the customer’s career goal. Services provided include: job skill assessment, career counseling, ESL classes, job training, etc.
Employment Source provides vocational training and employment programs for adults with disabilities. They operate an in-house work facility that employs disabled adults, and also place individuals in meaningful employment with local businesses and government agencies in the community. They provide vocational evaluation, job placement, job seeking skills classes, and counseling. Job training areas are in hand assembly, packaging, groundskeeping, janitorial, clerical, industrial welding, and retailing. Workshop items are for sale at the thrift store. Also accepts donations of used computers. Donating an old monitor costs $10, to offset costs of disposing lead in the monitors.
Assists non-disabled adults with minor children to secure employment by providing education, training, and supportive services.
Supportive Services includes providing temporary financial assistance, with monthly payments based on needs and resources.
Provides services to youth, unskilled adults, dislocated workers, and welfare-to-work recipients for entry and re-entry into the labor force, by offering occupational skills/training and job search placement activities. Administers the Summer Youth Employment (youth work permit) and Training Program for youth ages 14-21, and the Five Percent Older Individual Activity Program for persons 55 years or older who need help obtaining employment.
The Resource Center houses several Cumberland County agencies including Cumberland County Department of Social Services, Cumberland County Mental Health, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and Cumberland County Workforce Development. The Employment Security Commission (321-6460) representative is there 2 days per week.