We help interested parents with applying for food stamps, medicaid, financial aid, and W.I.C. If families are in need of additional resources in the community our staff can aid in making those referrals
We assist parents with finding a job.by providing the following services: resume building, interviewing techniques, knowledge on dressing for success, as well as job coaching. We DO NOT promise anyone a job. We simply provide the needed tools and provide companies who are willing to hire people with a felony.
Finding a job is half the battle, but learning how to budget money so that you can survive and provide as a parent is the other half of the battle. We assist parents with preparing a budget based on their income and expenses. This also includes factoring in savings and/or investments.
At times, getting along with the other parent of the child can pose a challenge. If not handled correctly, it could cause trauma to the child, legal ramifications, and sometimes the other parent refusing to allow you to see the child. We teach coping tools for handling anger, frustration, anxiety, depression, etc to help aid parents when life gets tough. If necessary, we can also refer parents to behavioral health services.
Upon release parents who are on probation or parole have specific tasks that must be completed in order to successfully complete their time on parole or probation. We work with the parent and their parole officer to help parents meet those guidelines. It can be tough to meet certain guidelines when you don't know where to begin. Our staff works with parents from the beginning until they no longer need our assistance, by providing in house services that are needed or by making the appropriate referrals to other services.
This portion of our case management is what sets us apart. Not only do we help our parents with jobs, budgeting, anger management, and re-entry resources, but we also educate our parents on ways that they can stay healthy from diet, exercise, and getting necessary physical exams. Fathers are particularly prone to negate their health. So, we teach our fathers that a part of parenting is being healthy physically, mentally, and spiritually so that you can be an effective parent to your child!