In partnership with State Agencies we host computer labs, open to the general public, with staff (both in house and state employees). Clients may apply for and check the status of their Food Stamp, Medicaid and Temporary Cash Assistance cases. By offering access to these programs, we can stabilize families, preparing them to tackle core issues. This is also a gateway program which provides the opportunity to move clients into our long term transitional programs.
All of our classes and groups are offered to the general public, free of charge. Topics include: Money Management, Nutrition, Employment Skills, Computer Literacy and Healthy Relationships. Classes are facilitated by staff, local agencies and volunteers with specific expertise. Passport to Prosperity is our long term educational program for adults. In combination with On the Job Training, Passport is offered on a full time basis to those participating in the state’s Welfare Transition Program. These classes are designed to address the root causes of poverty and food insecurity with the goal of breaking the cycle, reducing dependence on welfare programs.
Our job training program combines classroom training, on-the-job training, employment assistance and ongoing job coaching with the goal of moving the participants from poverty to self-sufficiency. The program prepares participants for current job opportunities and vocational training in careers that provide the greatest opportunities for employment.