Focus for Work

Behavioral Health

Employment Services for Adults with Mental Illness
2625 Zanker Road, Suite 101, San Jose,
CA 95134
(408) 944-0591
Fax: (408) 944-0468

Eila Latif, Program Director,
(408) 325-5286, Eila@CatholicCharitiesSCC.org

Description and Services:

Focus for Work provides individual and group employment preparation services, job development services, and post-employment support for adults diagnosed with mental illness. Services include:

  • Vocational assessment
  • Job readiness (resume writing, interviewing skills, cold calling)
  • Job development and placement
  • Job coaching and follow-along support for 90 days after placement

Eligibility and Requirements: 

  • Individuals with a primary diagnosis of mental illness and receiving services from the Santa Clara County Mental Health Department and /or contracted County mental health Providers.
  • A referral form confirming diagnosis, signed by a licensed therapist or psychiatrist, must be forwarded to the program before the interested individual can attend the program orientation.
  • Adults (18 and over)
  • Residents of Santa Clara County
  • Desire to work

Waiting List: None

Fees: None

Hours and Availability: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at 2625 Zanker Road, Suite 101, San Jose.  Orientation is Tuesdays at 1: 00 p.m. The following sites are open only Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 1215 First Street, Gilroy, (408) 842-3404.

Geographic Area Served: Santa Clara County

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Punjabi, Urdu, Mandarin, Russian, French, and German