The mission of Lucy J's Bakery is to provide job training and employment with living wages for parents who are working to transition out of homelessness. Lucy J's works with the Dorothy Day House to provide employment for current or former families. The Dorothy Day House provides transitional housing and support services for homeless families. We have learned over the years of working with the Dorothy Day House that parents need (1) a living wage to support their families, (2) access to healthcare, (3) education/job training, and (4) a stable work history and professional reference for future employment. Lucy J's is supporting these needs by providing a job opportunity where employees earn $15/hour, receive a health plan through Church Health, learn skills through various positions in the bakery, and establish a relationship with an employer who will provide a reliable referral for future employment.