CARES Project

The CARES (Career and Readiness Employment Services) Project provides services to assist Norfolk residents who have been impacted by COVID-19 by layoff, furlough, work hour/pay reduction, or termination.  Project participants will receive assistance in finding employment or gain technical skills through vocational training.  The goal of this project is to assist qualified Norfolk residents to re-enter the workforce at or above their income level prior to the economic downturn.

Services Available

  • Individualized Case Management
  • Resume Development
  • Assessment and Referrals
  • Career Planning 
  • Job Coaching
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Workshops
  • Job Readiness and Digital Literacy Classes
  • Vocational Training
  • Supportive Services 
  1. Rhashida Bess

    Self-Sufficiency Specialist II
    Phone: 757-664-6080

  2. Workforce Development Center

    Physical Address
    201 E Little Creek Road
    Norfolk, VA 23505



  • Norfolk resident
  • Low to Moderate Income
  • Impacted by COVID-19 (layoff, furlough, reduction in hours/pay, termination)

Additional Information

For more information about the CARES Project, email Rhashida Bess or call at 757-664-6080. You may also complete the screener form and someone will contact you.

**This is a grant funded project. Grand ends June 30, 2021.**