Having a job is linked to improved health outcomes. But not all jobs are created equally. Jobs with upward mobility and control over day-to-day tasks are associated with better health outcomes. Here are some programs helping people get to work and advancing:

Georgia Works is a program helping men who have experienced homelessness secure employment while learning life skills, addressing health care issues and securing housing.

Thistle Farms provides housing, meaningful work and community for women who have survived trafficking, prostitution, or addiction.

Westside Works is creating opportunities for job training while securing employment for people in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood.