Life Skills Program

The Life Skill Program includes:

  • 10 weeks of life skills training;
  • Integrated anger management training;
  • 50 hour job placement that partners with local community businesses to gain
    skills and experience;
  • 2 months in the ‘nutrition and budget planning’ program through the adjoining Community Kitchen.

Participants will be guided by Certified Life Skills Coaches in groups of 10 to 15 in a classroom followed by individual community placements.

Program Outline:

Running Monday through Thursday, 8:30 to 3:30 PM the program will benefit from a variety of delivery methodologies. Sensitivity to client differences of beliefs will be integral to all program activities; Elders and traditional learning/healing will play an important and visible role in our program. Home visits and personal contact will support registered participants in identifying and managing their specific life challenges. Participant’s attendance and positive program participation will be monitored daily and reviewed weekly. A certificate will be issued to participants using a pass/fail evaluation after the completion of the 50 hour job placement program is a mandatory requirement.

Life Skills coaches will review participants as they progress through the 10 week course. Weekly evaluations will consist of:
1. attendance
2. respectful attitude toward self and others
3. participation in group discussion
4. completion of assigned tasks
5. willingness to do the job placement.
6. transference of skills into daily living
7. keeping track of work hours with authorized signatures

Download the Participant Survey (PDF)