Become an EarthLinks Program Participant
New Participant Orientation for the EarthLinks Workshop Program is based on when space is available. The next orientation cycle starts January 24th. Send us an email or give us a call for more information.
The next Orientation Call-in Day is on January 24th from 9am to 4pm. Call 303-389-0085 to be considered for the program.
How does it all work?
New orientees for the EarthLinks Workshop program meet over a three week period (typically a Friday and a Monday), then attend one regular workshop during the third week. To be invited to join orientation, you must be 18 years of age or older, be currently experiencing homelessness, or have experienced homelessness it in the recent past. If you are earning an income from any source, it needs to be less than $12,490 a year according to the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Orientation is a three- step process which will be described below:
To obtain an invitation to orientation you must call EarthLinks at 303-389-0085 anytime after 9am on designated our call-in date and SPEAK TO A PERSON (do not leave a voice mail, so keep calling back until you talk to someone on the phone). If you do not have a phone, you may come to EarthLinks at our location (2746 W. 13th Avenue Denver, CO 80204) after 9am to sign up for orientation in person.
You will receive a follow-up call later in the week letting you know if you are invited to join the first orientation meeting later that week on a Friday from 9:30am – 11:30 am. You will be provided a breakfast on that day.
You will then be invited to return for a second orientation day that following Monday to get familiarized with the community and products. After completion of these orientation days, you will then be assigned a workshop day for the following week, depending on your schedule.
What is orientation like?
"A lot of times when you are homeless, there is this feeling is that you have no worth, you have nothing to contribute. Society acts as if homeless people just appeared out of nowhere, but most of them have been around for quite a number of decades doing a lot of work and either because of illness, disability, or getting laid off, it's very hard to get a job that pays enough to live on. You begin to feel as though you've been kicked to the curb. Coming to EarthLinks and doing something productive and interesting makes people feel better about themselves, I know it helped me a lot when I needed it."