Going Home an intensive yet comprehensive, 16-week basic life skills training program for 15 adults; working in conjunction with the supportive housing programming provided by partner: Project Home/Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul
The curriculum is based on the Socratic method of conversational learning; therefore, maintaining a small class size is paramount. Participants, under professional instruction, develop life skills that ultimately address the root causes of their homelessness. The hands on training incorporate individual and group skills development so that the adults acquire advanced life skills to assure familial success in housing stability and other important areas.
The program includes but is not limited to the following topics:
- Tenant Rights and Responsibility – reading and understanding a lease agreement, landlord responsibilities, etc.
- Parenting – childhood development stages, discipline methods, school and educational involvement, supporting talents, effective communication, etc.
- Chemical and Mental Health – the effects (physical and familial) of usage, self and community awareness surround these issues, proper safety nets, etc.
- Wellness and Motivation – physical health via exercise and healthy food choices, positive reinforcement methods to stay motivated, etc.
- Financial Literacy – budgeting, credit, savings and other financial instruments, banking, etc.
- Employment – how best to prepare for employment, filling out applications, job experience, listing references, etc.
- Community Building – the importance of volunteerism, understanding and using community safety nets; becoming a community asset, voting, etc.
If you would like to register for the Adult Life Skills training course, please contact: Margaret Lovejoy (651) 207-1565.
If you are seeking shelter, please contact: Coordinated Access to Housing and Shelter (651) 215-2262.