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Displaced Homemaker Program

Displaced homemaker programs provide short-term educational or training grants to help individuals become economically self-sufficient.

Population Focus
A displaced homemaker is someone who, after serving as an unpaid homemaker for many years, is forced to join the paid workforce due to the separation, divorce, disability, or death of a spouse or significant other, and:

  • Is receiving public assistance because of dependent children in the home but is within one year of no longer being eligible for assistance, or
  • Is unemployed or underemployed and is experiencing difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment, or
  • Is at least 40 years of age, an age at which discrimination based on age is likely, and at which entry or reentry to or advancement in the labor market is difficult.


  • Job counseling, training, and placement assistance
  • Job development services
  • Educational information and services
  • Short term certificate education training
  • Computer literacy training
  • Financial management services
  • Legal information and services
  • Life skills development
  • Referrals and community outreach
  • Workshops

Find your nearest displaced homemaker program 

For more information, email or call 609-888-7164.