Safelight Job Training Program

Safelight Job Training Program

Our internship program provides job training for survivors of violence and provides an educational and supportive environment for those who may be at risk.

Participants gain experience and strengthen interpersonal skills while receiving additional services for themselves and their families.

These internships help create financial stability for trauma survivors while building workforce development within our community.

Job Training

Through this program, interns work with their job coach to design a clear path to further employment or educational opportunities that will create self-sufficiency for themselves and their families.

Internships are available at the Dandelion, Safelight Resale Store, Sewing Our World Together and other community partners.

Skills interns learn

financial budgeting
personal responsibility
effective communication
team work
time management

Interested in our program?

Missy Blackwell
Job Training Program Director

Where Interns Train

Dandelion logo

Dandelion, a local eatery, is the cornerstone of our job training program. The Dandelion provides skills in the restaurant industry from food preparation to customer service.

Safelight Resale Store

In 2016, the job training program expanded to include the Safelight Resale Store providing opportunities to gain skills in retail sales.

Safelight Sewing Our World Together

In 2017, Safelight expanded the program with Sewing Our World Together. Interns have the opportunity to learn to sew, make products and learn about running a business.

Providing Internship Opportunities

Program History

  • In May 2013, the program with the Dandelion, a local eatery. Interns learn skills to be able to work in a restaurant.
  • In 2016, the program expanded to the Safelight Resale Store which offers experience in the retail industry.
  • In 2017, started Sewing Our World Together giving interns the opportunity to learn to sew, make products and learn about running a business.

We are working to expand the program to include other opportunities for interns.

If you are interested in providing internship opportunties, please contact:
Wendy McEntire
Job Training Program Director

2020-2021 Annual Sponsors:

Advent Health
Champion Comfort Experts
Stuller Power Solutions

Funded By:

Council For Women
Family Violence Prevention Services Program
United Way

Thank you to United Way, the NC Council for Women and Youth Involvement-Family Violence Prevention Services Act Program, US DHHS for financial support.