Talbot House Ministries Renewal Program gives single homeless adults, both men and women, the opportunity to renew their lives. The Renewal Program strives to make individuals personally and financially responsible though: job skills training, educational and personal advancement, and spiritual growth opportunities.
The Renewal Program can range in length form 18-24 months, and is designed to help renew even the most chronic homeless adults with special needs. When enrolled in the program, Clients are assigned an individual caseworker and receive transitional housing for the duration of their enrolment. Many people enter the Renewal Program after receiving other services that we provide, such as healthcare from our Good Samaritan Free Clinic. Many Renewal Program Clients come from our Emergency Shelter Program, where they were receiving basic needs. After enrolment, clients are assessed by program staff and caseworkers, after which they begin attending appropriate educational and personal advancement courses.
Educational training includes individual and group GED preparation and individual tutoring for reading, writing, and math competency. Computer skills and resume writing classes are also offered. Additionally, mandatory classes for budgeting/money management and other life skills give clients an improved knowledge of personal skills required to retain employability and successfully manage their personal lives.
Mental health classes as well as individual and group counseling sessions are attended by clients to help them overcome issues that resulted in their being homeless. Recovery, grief, anger, parenting, addiction, and relapse prevention classes and counseling provide skills for clients to reclaim and maintain personal responsibility. Every Renewal Program Client is also assigned to a position in Talbot House’s Job Skills Training Program. From Food Service and Culinary Arts to General Construction Services and Data Entry, our clients engage in learning several different skill sets while enrolled in the Renewal Program.
Our Renewal Program is currently focusing on expanding our Job Skills Program to provide more training opportunities. Currently, our General Construction Training Program has been engaged in building wheelchair ramps for homebound people in the community, and is completing their second Habitat for Humanity home, with plans to complete five homes in 2011. While our woodshop produces small furniture pieces and beautiful cutting boards in its Carpentry Training Program.
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