Leo G.

TACOMA, Wash. — Valeo Vocation is proud to serve people with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences in the Tacoma and Pierce County area. Some of them are homeless, and others need help finding steady, full-time employment to stay in their homes.

Leo G. has been homeless in the past but now proudly touts his ability to pay rent.

It hasn’t been easy. The cost of living is rising quickly around Tacoma. He moved to the area from Florida a few years ago with family and had trouble finding anything longer than temporary employment.

Leo came out of Washington’s RISE program with valuable skills and training and Valeo Vocation was able to help him secure steady employment which he is working hard to turn into a permanent, full-time job.

After seeing how his and other lives have been impacted by employers hiring from Valeo, Leo said he encourages more businesses to partner with this new, important social enterprise giving hard workers a chance to get ahead.

“Just a chance, man. That’s all it is,” Leo said. “It’ll help a person get on his feet.”

If you’re an employer interested in making a difference in the community, consider partnering with Valeo Vocation.
Contact us to learn more.


Valeo Vocation is a new nonprofit social enterprise in Tacoma, WA focused on helping those experiencing homelessness obtain stable employment and permanent housing. At Valeo Vocation, our name defines our values. Valeo is Latin, meaning strong, well, healthy, having worth. Vocation is employment for which a person is suited and trained, and which is regarded as worthy and requiring dedication.

Valeo Vocation strives to see our clients, customers and community be strong and healthy. We believe that every person has intrinsic value, and a special purpose for which they are uniquely suited. When a person is working in their purpose, they are inherently strong, and contributing not only to their individual wellbeing, but making their entire community a better place.

Valeo Vocation is a unique social enterprise which reduces homelessness in our communities through an innovative and sustainable model which provides up to 80% of gross revenue to operate. The rest is through generous donations from community members who also want to make a difference. If you'd like to donate or get your business involved click here.


Valeo Vocation is a Washington Nonprofit Corporation, under fiscal sponsorship of Cardo Community, a Section 501c3 nonprofit. Your contribution may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Donors are encouraged to consult with their tax advisor or the IRS to determine whether a contribution is deductible.