Services for Displaced Homemakers


A displaced homemaker is a person who:

  • Previously provided unpaid services to their family (for example, a stay-at-home mom or dad)
  • Currently is unemployed or underemployed and
  • Plans to find a job and begin a career

Services at Our Career Centers

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, displaced homemakers are considered dislocated workers. Through a network of Career Centers, the New York State Department of Labor provides a variety of services to displaced homemakers (e.g. dislocated workers) including but not limited to:

  • Career pathway development and counseling
  • Help applying for jobs with interview preparation, resume and cover letter writing
  • Job search strategies, readiness, and referrals
  • Career and computer workshops
  • Information about training and educational services
  • Referrals to services, such as childcare, medical, housing, transportation, financial literacy needs

Find a Career Center

Displaced Homemaker Program

In addition to the services offered at our Career Centers, assistance is also available at Displaced Homemaker Program providers. They offers services to help with barriers to self sufficiency including: child care, transportation, housing, basic necessities, or employment. Others may face emotional challenges, medical needs, or legal problems.

In addition, Displaced Homemaker services may include:

  • Assertiveness and decision-making training
  • Career exploration
  • Crisis intervention and counseling
  • Dressing for success
  • Job search strategies and job clubs
  • Referral to community service agencies
  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Occupational trainings

The goal of the Displaced Homemaker Programs is for people to expand the employment and self sufficiency options of displaced homemakers. If you, or someone you know, may benefit from this program, contact the Displaced Homemaker Program nearest you.


Displaced Program Providers in New York State

AlbanyElizabeth Miller - Executive Director
[email protected]
Capital District Women's Employment and Resource Center175 Central Avenue, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12206
(518) 242-8249
BronxJoan Henlin, Coordinator
[email protected]
The Research Foundation of the City University of New York on behalf of Bronx Community College2155 University Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 289-5834
BrooklynLisa Berman - Project Director
[email protected]
Agudath Israel Fresh Start Program4006 18th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(718) 506-6500 X219
CobleskillCarolyn Proper, Director of Employment and Training [email protected]Schoharie County Community Action Program795 East Main Street, Suite 5
Cobleskill, NY 12043
(518) 234-2568 X3026
Fulton and MontgomeryElise Martin - Executive Director
[email protected]
Schenectady Community Action ProgramVirtual Services Portal(518) 374-9181
HauppaugeMarc Bossert - Project Director
[email protected]
Deanna Nantista
Suffolk County Department of Labor725 Veterans Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 853-6922;
or (631) 853-6582
HempsteadDavid Pierri – Human Resources Director
[email protected]
Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, Inc.134 Jackson Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 292-9710
IthacaJan Bridgeford-Smith – Executive Director
[email protected]
Displaced Homemaker Center of Tompkins County315 North Tioga Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 272-1520
SchenectadyElise Martin – Executive Director
[email protected]
Schenectady Community Action Program913 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 374-9181
SyracuseKate Shanks-Booth - Executive Director
[email protected]
Women's Opportunity Center901 James St. #2
Syracuse, NY 13203
(315) 446-0550
TroyElizabeth Miller - Executive Director
[email protected]
Capital District Women's Employment and Resource Center120 Defreest Ave
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 225-3131
UticaStephanie Dulak-Eghigian - Executive Director
[email protected]
Women's Employment and Resource Center502 Court Street
Suite 234
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 724-1718 ext. 201
ValhallaKristine Bunyea – Program Administrator
[email protected]
Project Transition at Westchester Community College75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
(914) 606-7904