Displaced Homemaker Program


The Displaced Homemaker program offers educational assistance and additional support to empower people in our community who are transitioning into employment after working primarily in the home. Many participants are women who have lost financial support after a life-changing event.

If you are job hunting or thinking about returning to school, DHP offers free classes and workshops throughout the year. Specialized services include boosting self-esteem, improving communications skills, assertiveness training, resume assistance, job searching techniques, and interview practice. We also provide support for those who are returning to SF or seeking additional training. We also offer basic computer skills classes to the public.

Since 1984, DHP has assisted over 4000 people in our community, resulting in increased wages and buying power, and a reduced need for social services. A clothing closet and food pantry is also available for those in the program.

Get started

DHP can help you with your next steps, including:

  • Job searching and online applications
  • Finding employment
  • Preparing your resume
  • Interview practice and preparation
  • GED® registration assistance


To be eligible for the program, candidates must:

  • Have mostly been homemakers or have other relationships, and
  • Be unemployed or not adequately employed, or
  • Have been dependent upon a family member for support which is no longer available or have been dependent upon public assistance

Classes and Workshops

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at DHP@sfcollege.edu or 352-395-5047. We are here to help you.

Contact Us

To inquire about our services, make an appointment for an intake screening or if you are interested in  employing one of our participants or for more information, call 352-395-5047 or email joann.wilkes@sfcollege.edu or ask us a question below.

Santa Fe College
3000 NW 83rd Street, I-40
Gainesville, FL 32606