Ready, Willing & Able,PA
1221 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
All work performed by Ready, Willing & Able (RWA) sober living trainees has multiple levels of significance:
- The rhythm of going to work each day counteracts negative, addictive and criminal behaviors
- The culture of work gives trainees a sense of purpose and belonging
- Trainees get credible job experience that helps them secure full-time employment at graduation
- Money earned becomes the first step toward financial self-sufficiency
- Sober House Trainees’ work directly benefits the city, which recognizes their contributionsTrainees can take pride in their accomplishments, improving their self-esteem
Community Improvement Project
After 30 days in RWA sober houses, trainees start work that changes lives and improves our city. Trainees perform highly visible work, such as street cleaning or landscaping, and focus on building a work ethic as well as developing the “soft skills” of employment:
- Following instructions from supervisors
Our location at communities throughout Philadelphia
Philadelphia sober living trainees also help keep public parks within the Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation system looking beautiful with supplemental maintenance services. In Fairmount Park alone, each crew removes nearly 300 bags of litter and debris from the park every week. RWA trainees, dressed in their trademark bright blue uniforms, are frequently seen working hard in these locales.
- Kelly Drive and Boathouse Row, and throughout East Fairmount Park
- Belmont Plateau, and throughout West
- Fairmount Park
- LOVE Park
- Rittenhouse Square
- Benjamin Franklin Parkway
- FDR Park
- Packer Park
We are also proud to be a cleaning and maintenance provider for other community improvement projects in the City of Philadelphia:
- American Street Empowerment Zone.
- Community Land Care and Vacant Lot Maintenance Programs (with Pennsylvania Horticultural Society).
Already able to help those less fortunate
Ready, Willing & Able (RWA) sober living crews are contracted to maintain three homeless shelters by the Office of Supportive Housing. For our formerly homeless trainees, this is a particularly poignant task that acts as a powerful motivator to homeless people still there.
Philadelphia sober living trainee crews clean bathrooms, bedrooms, and facility kitchens as well as maintain the floors and the perimeters of the following shelters:
- Stenton Family Manor
- Woodstock Family Center
- Apple Tree Family Center