JOB’s mission is to provide services and support to individuals re-entering society.
In 2010 Jesus Our Boss, Inc. was founded to help mentor men enrolled in various re-entry/rehabilitation programs in El Dorado County, California. We noticed that many programs existed to help individuals gain sobriety, provide transitional housing, or in-patient mental health, but it was virtually impossible for us to find a program that provided a holistic approach.
The need for a highly individualized approach to re-entry programming was evident. JOB set out to provide a mentoring program that helps individuals transition into “normal” society by helping them gain employment, financial stability, maintained sobriety, individual and family health, and most importantly a thriving relationship with Jesus Christ.
To date JOB’s mentoring program has helped dozens of individuals. Additional programs like the JOB Work Program and the goods4good warehouse have provided training and work experience.
In 2015, we opened the first JOB re-entry home for men. Our home has housed 24 men. Fifteen of those men successfully navigated and dealt with the issues relevant to their re-entry into society. Nine men left due to addiction and/or personal issues.
In July of 2019 the home transitioned to become the first JOB LIFE House. The new LIFE House is the result of five years of cultivating a program based on our experiences with men re-entering society. Our goal is to provide LIFE Houses for specific residential groups whose needs are similar. For example, a home for recovering addicts has needs different than a home for men struggling with financial independence. The JOB LIFE House in Placerville is focused on helping men re-enter society after serving a long-term prison sentence.
We are currently fundraising to open our first woman’s LIFE House in partnership with Project Hope Center in Fair Oaks, California.
Click here for more information on the LIFE House program.