To help individuals achieve self-sufficiency; to promote wellness and community development through employment, education, and housing
B.L.E.S.S.E.D. MINISTRIES, INC. (BMI) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit human services organization, structured to connect economically disadvantaged workers to mainstream employment opportunities within high-demand industries. Our primary objective is to ensure the economic playing field is leveraged for returning citizens, substance abusers, TANF and SNAP recipients; as well as at-risk youths, by providing access to comprehensive, relevant job skills training leading to immediate job opportunities and long-term career opportunities. Founded in 1999, BMI began providing businesses interested in employing individuals with barriers to employment with qualified personnel from the New York Tri-City area. Today, BMI has expanded into New Jersey, and has been successful in placing more than 600 formerly incarcerated and hard-to-place citizens into competitive employment situations. As a result of our demonstrated performance, and dedication to the communities we serve, we have been able to engage other community-based organizations, as well as city and state agencies—developing a comprehensive, and diverse network of partners.
Founded in 1999, under the expertise of its Executive Director and Founder, Sean LaCon, BMI began providing businesses interested in employing individuals with barriers to employment with qualified personnel from the New York Tri-City area. Today, BMI has expanded into New Jersey and has been able to place thousands of formerly incarcerated individuals and disadvantaged workers into competitive employment. We are successful because of our performance-based model, which ensures that payment to BMI is made only when participants obtain verifiable milestones i.e., 30, 60, 90, and 180 days retained employment. Throughout the years, BMI has consistently maintained a retention rate of at least 70 percent for total placement retained for 180 days. Our years of experience, working with various funding streams and meeting all compliance procedures, have maintained our organizational structure. As we forge ahead with our mission, we will continue the purpose of encouraging those we serve to realize the power of optimal performance for their lives.