Employment is a means to achieving economic independence. It is also a means of defining oneself as someone who is desired and valued, a powerful statement for men and women who may have been seen as just the opposite for quite some time. Horizons is BRC's agency-wide employment services program, offering assistance in finding and maintaining employment, as well as paid internships in BRC programs. Through Horizons, BRC's men and women have access to career counselors who help clients find jobs that match their skills, and then prepare for the interview; paid training internships in food services, maintenance and clerical areas within BRC for clients with the need to develop skills; educational programs; and workshops on finding and keeping a job, and managing the responsibilities that come with it. In 2012, 248 Horizons clients started a new job, and of the 260 graduates from 2011, 62% were still employed six months later.