Do you need workers and want to make a difference in your community?
- "We have had the opportunity to work with Dreamcatchers, and see first-hand the impact that they have on our community. Not only have they helped us to support our business during times of need, we’ve also been connected with their employees who have come to work for us, applied for other positions within the Core-Mark, and have helped them build their careers. We are so proud to collaborate with such an inspiring organization, and look forward to building the relationship in years to come!" Coremark
- “I have had the pleasure of working with this organization and am quite familiar with the successful outcomes in their work as I we have hired 5 clients at our store.” Shawndra, Owner, Davis Grocery Outlet (formerly Fairfield location)
- “Working with Dreamcatchers at Walgreen’s has been a great learning experience concerning the benefits of working with people with disabilities.” Tyler, Store Manager, Walgreens
Why Work with Dreamcatchers?
Dreamcatchers has been providing employment services for more than 15 years and we are happy to answer any questions you might have and provide you with references. Our services are offered throughout Butte, Contra Costa, Placer, Sacramento, Solano and Yolo counties.
Dreamcatchers fights the stigma and reduces the barriers to employment that many people with disabilities and limitations face in seeking employment. We educate businesses in our communities about the employment strengths and skills that our clients have to offer, as well as hiring incentives, such as tax credits and On-The-Job-Training funds.
How we work
Dreamcatchers Empowerment Network is dedicated to serving individuals in a collaborative manner, with a network of other agencies. Dreamcatchers services are directed at assisting individuals to prepare for, choose, obtain, and retain employment. Services are tailored to an individual's strengths, resources, priorities, needs, abilities, interests and informed choices.
We assess our clients' employment strengths and weaknesses within a supportive and controlled environment; measure basic work skills, behaviors and interpersonal skills in a simulated environment; and provide specific training and tools in order make them employable in the competitive marketplace.
We work closely with several community-based organizations to provide consistent services. We value the relationships established by collaborating with other community partners to provide a continuum of wrap-around services to individuals needing support within the community. Building relationships with employers is a critical component to the success in achieving our outcomes. Not only do we support the clients with whom we are working, but we also provide support to employers to sustain those valuable relationships.
Dreamcatchers is here to help you with your hiring needs and here is how we do it:
If you have work you need done, whether you are currently hiring or not, you may be eligible to become a worksite. Depending upon the clients we have available, and your need for help, Dreamcatchers will pay our clients to work at intervals of up to 40 hours at your site; doing work you need done AT NO COST TO YOU. Dreamcatchers covers all wages and insurance for our clients. Our Employment Specialists stay onsite during the work shifts to ensure work safety, compliance, quality of work and to monitor progress.
When you have a job opening, we can save you time and money by providing you with candidates that are pre-screened and pre-qualified. Our Employment Specialists will provide candidates that match your job requirements. This service is provided free of charge to your business.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR YOUR HIRING DECISION
If you hire one of our candidates, you may qualify to receive payment from the state for “On the Job Training” and you may also qualify for Work Opportunity Tax Credits. These programs can save you thousands of dollars. Please contact us for more information on these programs.
RETENTION AND JOB COACHING SUPPORT
Once you hire one of our candidates, our team is here to support not only our client while they are working for you, but also you as a valuable employer. We want to ensure that you are happy with your hire and our client is performing to your standards. Support services are generally available for up to 90-days