What Jobs That U Can Get That Pays 10.00 an Hr Being a Felon?

Question by princessbrown237: what jobs that u can get that pays 10.00 an hr being a felon?
I have a drug charge and it’s holding me back from being something i want to be. I want to be a medical assistant, or something in the medical field. i’ve heard rumors that i can’t do that because of my charge. i’m a single mother and it’s hard to take care of my 5 month old with only making 7.00 an hr and paying rent / car note / care insurance / utility bills. I want to better my career for me and my son so i can get him the things i need without having to go in debt or not having a place to stay because of my background.

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Answer by Your Uncle Dodge!
I realize you’re struggling, but many people are around the US also. If there were less people needing a job like you want, you could probably establish yourself and get into the medical field. But with today’s economy, you’d best get what you can.

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One Response to What Jobs That U Can Get That Pays 10.00 an Hr Being a Felon?

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    Howie T. Harp Peer Advocacy Center The S.T.A.R.R. Project
    Steps to a Renewed Reality
    2090 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, 12th Floor
    New York, NY 10027
    Tel: 212.865.0775

    Provides services to mentally ill ex-offenders, including
    employment counseling, job coaching and development,
    peer advocacy training and writing classes. Accessible
    to people with disabilities.

    Legal Action Center 225 Varick Street New York, NY 10014
    Tel: 212.243.1313 http://www.lac.org
    Provides legal assistance to ex-offenders, ex-addicts,
    and ex-alcoholics who feel discriminated against in
    employment. Call Monday through Friday during regular
    business hours.

    Lehman College, Division of Continuing Education The
    College Initiative
    250 Bedford Park Boulevard West Bronx, NY 10468
    Tel: 718.960.1970
    Assists formerly incarcerated men and women in the
    metropolitan area in beginning or continuing their
    education at public universities and private colleges.

    Medgar Evers College CUNY Catch
    1150 Carroll Street, Room 111 Brooklyn, NY 11225
    718.270.6407 http://ace.laguardia.edu/catch
    Helps people ages 16 to 22 to transition back into the
    community. Operates at both detention and sentence
    facilities and college campuses. Once enrolled in
    college, the program offers career development and
    job search services as well as substance abuse
    treatment referral.

    MFY Legal Services, Inc. 299 Broadway
    New York, NY 10007 212.417.3700
    http://www.mfy.org
    Free legal services to those in need, including
    ex-offenders.

    New York Public Library
    Connections
    http://www.nypl.org/branch/services/connections/
    Search for organizations that help with the adjustment
    back into the community. Includes counseling, substance
    abuse and job training community services. Connections
    2007 Directory is available at EJIC and many Brooklyn
    Public Library branches.

    New York State Department of Labor
    Brooklyn Worforce1 Center
    9 Bond Street, Fifth Floor
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    718.246.5219
    http://www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/wf1/html/jobseekers/brooklyn.
    shtml
    Access to computer classes, job hunting resources,
    resume workshops, job counseling and alerts to training
    opportunities. Ages 18 and older.

    Osborne Association
    175 Remsen Street, Eighth Floor
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    718.637.6560
    http://www.osborneny.org
    Offers programs on adopting healthy lifestyles,
    reconnecting families, achieving economic
    independence and more. Also get referrals for medical
    services and housing, and find programs for children of
    ex-offenders.

    Palladia
    Parole Transition Program (PTP)
    1806 Third Avenue
    New York, NY 10029
    1.800.427.6700
    http://www.palladiainc.org
    The Parole Transition Program (PTP) is a short-term (90
    to 120 days) transitional treatment program for men with
    drug-related felony convictions. Admission is by referral
    through the New York State Division of Parole.

    Providence House
    703 Lexington Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11221
    718.455.0197
    http://www.providencehouse.org
    Provides temporary housing for women on parole
    and their children, and includes referrals for housing,
    education, job training and other programs. Must have a
    referral from Department of Housing Services.

    Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center
    62 Hanson Place Brooklyn, NY 11217
    718.622.7166
    http://www.salvationarmyarc.org
    Substance abuse education and rehab center for exoffenders.

    StreetWise Partners
    11 Park Place, Suite 701 New York, NY 10007
    Tel: 212.971.0078
    http://www.streetwisepartners.org
    StreetWise Partners builds mentoring relationships
    between low-income individuals—including exoffenders—
    and volunteer business professionals to
    develop workplace skills and employment networks.

    Wildcat Service Corporation
    17 Battery Place New York, NY 10004
    tel: 212.209.6158 or 212.209.6000
    http://www.wildcatnyc.org
    Provides referrals to ex-offenders for educational and
    vocational pursuits.

    Women in Need, Inc. (WIN)
    115 West 31st Street New York, NY 10001
    tel: 212.695.4758 http://www.women-in-need.org
    Women In Need (WIN) helps New York City women—
    including ex-offenders and their families—who
    are homeless and disadvantaged. Through many
    comprehensive programs, WIN offers the tools
    and guidance that allow families to return to their
    communities and live independently.

    Women’s Prison Association
    175 Remsen Street Brooklyn, NY 10201
    Tel: 718.637.6800 http://www.wpaonline.org
    Provides a variety of services for female ex-offenders,
    such as job searches, job readiness programs (including
    resume writing and interviewing skills) and applying for
    affordable housing.

    America Works, Inc.
    6810 Third Avenue, Ground Floor Brooklyn, NY 11220
    tel: 718.833.5042 http://www.americaworks.com
    Offers job readiness training, job placement and
    retention support services for ex-offenders and
    low-income individuals in New York City.

    Binding Together, Inc.
    50 Broad Street, Third Floor New York, NY 10004
    tel: 212.742.0020 http://www.bindingtogether.org
    Provides job training, counseling and employment in
    the copying and printing busine

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