530.345.2640 1297 Park Avenue
Chico, CA 95928

Vocational Training

Offering help and hope in the name of Jesus.

Our vocational job skills training programs offer the opportunity to establish a work history, develop soft skills, and build references.

Ranging from roles in the Jesus Center kitchen, working on a landscaping crew, being a part of the Bloomin’ Hope Flower Cart, or working at the Jesus Center Farm, our guests are investing in their own futures.

We are encouraged by the growing number of guests that are applying to our internship program that offers placement at either Bloomin’ Hope Flower Cart or the Jesus Center Farm. Our internship program is also intended to be a place of growth for our guests, a place where they can build their sense of dignity through work.

During a recent revision of the internship program we introduced life skills classes, weekly 1-on-1 meetings with program managers, spiritual enrichment, and supportive services through a case worker or social worker at the Jesus Center. We believe that our guests’ experience is greatly improved from the layering of supportive services, and builds a stronger foundation for the next step in their lives.

Jesus Center Farm - Vocational Training

Community Farm & CSA

Located on West 16th Street, the 2.5 acre Jesus Center Farm and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is more than just growing crops—it’s about harvesting hope—providing interns healing, hope, practical skills, and so much more.

Jesus Center Bloomin' Hope Floral Arrangements

Bloomin’ Hope

Located on the corner of 4th & Main Street, the Bloomin’ Hope flower cart provides women from both our shelter & transitional housing program a real sense of purpose as well as vocational skills, helping them on their path to self-sufficiency.