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On-Site Vocational and Educational Employment Counselor – Provides job search strategies, assistance with resume preparation, assists with research of education assistance grants and scholarships as well as other sources of educational assistance. Also guides residents in locating additional job search assistance and employers that are relevant to their job search. Residents’ job search needs vary depending on education, experience, and barriers to employment.

Financial Education – The Women’s Resource Center provides monthly FDIC finance classes that cover such topics as budgeting, checking accounts, saving, credit management, etc.

Parenting – Weekly parenting classes are provided by volunteers to educate parents and parents-to-be in child development and effective parenting techniques to aid in healthy and happy families.

Character First – Offers  training in character development, building the inward values that determine outward actions, and the attitudes that improve relationships and make ethical choices.

WOWS (Women of Wisdom and Strength) – This unique group serves to strengthen the lives of both current and former residents and are dedicated to making a difference by improving the lives of women and children with Godly inspiration and education relevant to building stronger families and brighter futures.

Choices That Change Us– Provides classes twice a month to educate and prevent residents from being victims of domestic or workplace abuse. Other issues addressed in Life Skills are health and nutrition related issues, problem resolution, and interpersonal relationships.

The Mission of Yahweh House of Hope – Offers shoes and clothing to residents and those who are here in emergency situations. Our primary function is to provide interview and job appropriate clothing. We also offer jewelry, skin care, make-up, undergarments and stockings to boost the self-esteem and promote confidence when seeking employment.

Computer Classes – Volunteers are available to offer beginner and intermediate computer classes such as basic keyboarding and MS Word, Excel, etc.

Chapel – Various Volunteers and church groups present Biblical Principles to enhance the quality of life of our residents.

Bible Study – Volunteer led Bible Study focusing on knowing Jesus on a personal level and developing our relationship with Him.

MHMRA – Provides initial assessments of residents and refers them to community resources as indicated by assessment results.

Healthy Living and Resiliency Program – The Women’s Fund and RN volunteer provide classes on nutrition, stress management, awareness of heart disease, breast cancer, TB, diabetes, and other common physical and metal health conditions.

Fitness Program – Weekly class teaching residents helpful stretching and low-impact exercises that can be integrated into a part of their physical fitness plan.  This program aids in development of healthy bodies and healthy mental capacity.

Santa Maria Hostel – Sends a representative three times per month to address a variety of recovery issues from different addictive behaviors that can affect employment opportunities and successes.

Sister to Sister – On-site recovery based Peer Group that meets weekly.



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