The training opportunity is key to dignify home care workers with good salaries and increase their self-esteem. Also, we want to use our ESL program for domestic workers interested in overcoming language barriers. We use a popular methodology and integrated curriculum with different components to support immigrant women seeking for a job. Home base training,

The Bill of Rights, Caring with Love and Compassion, Environment, and healthy strategies to take care of elderly people in the house, occupational health, and strategies to create a good relationship with employers, human relations, and the pos-and cons of working in this market. We hope to obtain guiding and support of NWDA in each area.  

Our short term goal is to provide space for continue education, professionalism and new skills to empower workers to overcome fears and open channel of communications with their employers to obtain a quality job, more hours, manage a higher hourly wage, mentor to mentor programs; and advance career development with the effective strategies. This program is developed in partnership with Grass-root Training Solutions. We charge a minimal fee for 10 weeks programs with CPR training and Community Leadership Practices.

The purpose of the program is to integrate immigrant worker women into workforce development. Grassroots Solutions provides curriculum support.
There are currently 32 students enrolled in the Home Aid Program. Before the pandemic, students would meet in person. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dominican Development Center and its members have had to adapt to virtual classrooms.

Students meet virtually every Friday. Troncoso says her students have told her, “We have to graduate no matter what.” Troncoso says that even though this is a difficult economic time, members are still very eager to virtually participate and complete the Home Aid Program. They want to be prepared for jobs once the economy begins to recover. 

Home Care Aid Training Program