Areas of Practice
housing placement services
RFA provides veterans who are enrolled in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC) treatment program, with a placement that can range from 1 – 6 months.
More than 69 veterans have been placed in transitional housing since the inception of the program, 44 of which are direct placements from the San Francisco Department of Veterans Affairs, Mental Health Services.
Employment training and resources
To address the high unemployment rate and the lack of training in the building trades, Rhonda F. Harris, CEO of RFA co-founded the Richmond Community Based Employment Collaborative (CBEC) in 2008. CBEC provided services to underserved youth and young adults who are actively involved in gangs, drugs, and gun violence or who are at-risk for these types of activities with Program Readiness/Job Readiness Skills Training and placement.
Addressing issues of inequality affecting local small business contractors, RFA established the Contractor’s Alliance of Richmond (CAR) in 2005, comprised of fifteen locally owned businesses specializing in the building trades.
RFA, through the properties it develops and the partnerships it makes, hopes to make the construction industry more diverse and veteran friendly.
RFA understands the value and importance of collaborating and has a history of partnering with those agencies that are working to provide supportive services to our veterans. We are currently working with various organizations such as: The State Department of Veterans Affairs, Oakland Veterans Affairs, Regional Office , Employment Development Department (EED), and One Vet One Voice to name a few.