A Message From the CEO

We are passionate about the work being done at Career and Recovery Resources, Inc., a 72nd year old United Way of Greater Houston, multi-service agency with the mission to help people identify and overcome barriers to employment.

Through the generosity of our funding sources and supporters, we continue to help meet the needs of the Greater Houston community. This year we served over 13,000 individuals through a variety of activities, including providing Fred Wiener college scholarships. As CRR's employment services team works with clients to enter the job market, their methods include job readiness workshops, career counseling, computer training, case management, METRO cards, work attire, tools, TWIC cards, vocational training referrals and fee assistance, certifications leading to employment, GED exam preparation, and referral to the agency's highly respected Alternative Services program for those with substance and /or alcohol abuse issues. This was accomplished through partnerships with more than 135 community organizations and employers.

We thank each of you for supporting Career and Recovery Resources, Inc.Our work is dedicated to helping people find meaningful and relevant employment which we feel is vital to enhancing one's quality of life. In 2016, we served 3,654 job seekers in our Employment Services programs with 2,737 enrolled for employment assistance and 1,125 persons becoming employed at an average wage $12.58 per hour. The job market in Houston has been impacted by the recent reductions in the energy sector. Career and Recovery Resources, Inc. is focused on assisting every client with excellent employment and counseling services as feasible. We look forward to a bright future of continued service to the community.

Vernus C. Swisher
Chief Executive Officer