Education & employment services play a vital role in helping those experiencing homelessness become self-sufficient. See our program offerings below.

What We Offer

Our Education & Employment programs give our clients the tools they need to increase their earned income, which is critical to maintaining stable housing. We have developed extensive knowledge and expertise to help individuals access individualized and equitable trauma-informed adult education, job training and support services.

Want to learn more about our program offerings? Request information here.

Non-Discrimination Information

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:

1. mail: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA 1320 Braddock Place, Room 334 Alexandria, VA 22314; or
2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Employment Resource Center

Our Employment Resource Center offers one-on-one help with resumes, job searching, online job applications and career exploration. The Resource Center is also a great place to connect with our other education and job training programs.


  • Monday-Thursday mornings: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday afternoons: 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

*Hours may vary due to COVID-19. Call 401-277-4375 to confirm.

"No other program supports high-need, non-traditional students in this way."

- Bernice Morris, Director of Education & Employment

Certified Nursing Assistant Training

Our CNA Training Program prepares students to pass Rhode Island's CNA exam. Students receive 7 weeks of classroom and hands-on clinical instruction by a Registered Nurse. Our Employment Specialists help program graduates find and keep their jobs – a critical step in their path towards independence.

Interested in learning more information about the CNA program? Call 401-270-7716 to register for an info session.

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Roads to Success Pre-employment Program

Roads to Success prepares adults to re-enter the workforce. This program helps individuals learn how to market their skills and present themselves confidently and professionally to potential employers. Call 401-277-4369 to learn more.

Topic areas include:

  • Job search skills
  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Interviewing skills
  • Career-awareness: identifying strengths and weaknesses
  • Setting personal goals

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The Learning Center: Adult Education

The Learning Center at Crossroads offers adult basic education through daytime classes and one-on-one, personalized instruction in the following areas:

  • High school equivalency preparation (GED)
  • National External Diploma Program (NEDP) preparation
  • Adult literacy and math instruction
  • Skill building for students to enter job training programs
  • Computer skills and North Star Digital Literacy certifications

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Direct Support Program

The Direct Support Program teaches students how to become a successful direct support professional. Direct support professionals assist people with disabilities accomplish their everyday living activities both in their home and in their community.

This program helps students train, find employment and maintain employment in a rewarding career.

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Want to learn more?

If you are interested in learning more about any of the above education and employment programs, fill out the below information request form.

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