Transitional Employment Program

The Transitional Employment Program (TEP) at Haley House Bakery Café seeks to break the cycle of incarceration by supporting people returning home to the community.

What We Do

TEP builds supportive peer communities, fosters healthy relationships, and encourages self-awareness through group talk, mentoring, volunteering, mindfulness training, and opportunities for community interaction. TEP provides a real, paid work experience producing wholesale bakery products for the Haley House Bakery Café. During the weekly “Cookie Bake” trainees learn both the hard and soft skills needed to maintain stable employment after incarceration. Additionally, Haley House collaborates with community partners to offer technology training and workforce readiness workshops.

Get Involved

If you are interested in enrolling in the Transitional Employment Program, please call the Haley House Bakery Cafe at (617) 445-0900. If you are interested in volunteering with the TEP Cookie Bake, please see the Volunteer page for details and to apply. 

Food With Purpose: A Portrait of the Transitional Employment Program at Haley House Bakery Café

Transitional Employment Program (TEP) from Meghan McDonough on Vimeo.