Same Day Work Program (SDWP)

In 2023 Uplift began a Same Day Work Program (SDWP.) SDWP is a trauma-informed, no barrier approach to assisting underserved individuals in need of an immediate solution for employment.

To achieve success, Uplift created a practice model which standardizes the SDWP experience by taking a trauma informed approach, while maintaining a level of flexibility to meet individuals where they are.

This program targets individuals who are experiencing homeless, or housing insecure. They could be a returning citizen, a veteran and or person with a disability.

Uplift’s SDWP program runs 4 days per week for 3 weeks with participants receiving $50 per day for 4 hours of training/employment. When the program completes, employers have the opportunity to hire the participants.


  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older
  • Must reside in the Philadelphia area
  • There is NO ID required to enroll in Same Day Work Pay

Code of Conduct

  • Good attitude and prepared to work (full 4 hours)
  • Arrive on-time
  • No-substance use prior or on work site detail
  • Must contribute to the work
  • Must use the provided equipment
  • For safety proper clothing and footwear is recommended
  • Respect staff, peers, and other workers
  • Follow the direction of the site Supervisor and/or Crew Chiefs


Contact Emma Spearing at: [email protected]