When you’re living in crisis or experiencing homelessness, nothing comes easy. Essential life skills can fall to the wayside. Life skills training is an integral part of our program at Saint John’s Program for Real Change, teaching the mothers that we work with how to live independently and maintain a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their families.
Concurrently, our educational programs and employment training help create a foundation of knowledge and skills that women can draw from as they begin their new lives and careers.
Classes on Life Skills
We offer classes targeting a wide range of life skills. The combination of training that program participants work through is customized to their specific needs and desires.
A learning plan for their time at Saint John’s may include:
- Healthy relationships
- Budgeting and saving
- Financial literacy
- Preparing for employment
- Anger management
- Various exercise classes
- Nutrition and wellness
Each combination of life skills training is aimed at improving parenting and family dynamics, addressing employment obstacles and preparing for work. Healthy habits and lifestyles are learned, not inherited. And they’re key to independence and self-sustainability after graduation from our program and the beginning of a new life.
Each woman learns the transforming habits necessary to move from a dependent state to wholly and consistently providing for themselves and their children.