Who We Are

Our Mission

Employment Support Partnership (ESP) is committed to providing stability, hope, and dignity to vulnerable populations within our community.

Our Vision

With God’s grace, Employment Support Partnership pledges to provide the vulnerable a pathway to a better life.

Meet The Team

Since 1983, Employment Support Partnership (formerly Central Intake Unit) has provided a wide variety of social and case management services to thousands of low income individuals, primarily refugees, immigrants and trafficking survivors. With a focus on participant strengths, ESP supports individuals as they acclimate to life in the U.S. and ultimately achieve economic self sufficiency.


Left to Right: Jamie DeRose, Karina Robles, and Melineh Gharibian

Lina Jazrawi

Job Developer/Employment Coach

Ms. Jazrawi was a former Transitional Subsidized Employee through Catholic Charities of Los Angeles. She is familiar with the program and is dedicated to assisting low income, limited English speakers with job readiness skills and job placement support. She works in the following Catholic Charities employment programs: CSBG/CARES Job Services and Transitional Subsidized Employment.


Karina Robles

Client Resource Coordinator II

Ms. Robles works in client services assisting Spanish-speaking immigrant and trafficking victims. She speaks, reads and writes fluent Spanish, has a BS degree from California State Los Angeles and an MSW degree from the University of Southern California. Ms. Robles’ responsibilities will include handling intake paperwork, casework responsibilities and hosting workshops.


Jamie DeRose

Associate Program Director

Mr. DeRose earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Marketing from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. Mr. DeRose has 30 years of experience in account and program management, 10 of which have been with Catholic Charities. He has worked with a number of different socio and economically diverse communities during his time with Catholic Charities.


Advisory Committee

Currently under development.

Employment Support Partnership  —  Please call (213) 318-5723 or email us for more information.

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