with the City
In addition to assisting persons
facing homelessness with housing services, SRHAC provides supportive
services and training to ensure that individuals are able to achieve and
maintain independent living. SRHAC believes in the concept that "The best
assistance you can offer is to help people help themselves!" This is
accomplished by special training and classes that teach fundamental living
skills, personal-improvement skills, and workplace skills.|
The SRHAC Client Training Program has two
primary areas: (1) Personal Improvement / Workforce Skills and (2)
Life Skills for Independent Living.|
In the area of Life Skills for Independent Living,
SRHAC surveys clients and assesses areas of special needs and sets up classes to
fill those needs. Such training includes (1) Apartment upkeep and
maintenance; (2) personal care and maintenance; (3) peer interaction and
support; and other areas of personal interest or need.
Maintaining an apartment unit requires a
combination of learned skills, effort, and applied time. Many persons who
have lived transient lives for years have never had opportunity to learn or
practice these skills. SRHAC operates a training program involving
one-on-one interaction to teach or review easy-to-apply basics in apartment
and personal-space upkeep.|
to keeping living quarters habitable and decent, SRHAC believes that it is
an important element in encouraging personal pride and self-respect.
Persons who live in the City are part of, and
interact with, many communities of individuals. Learning how to live and
work within the community of individuals where one lives -- whether it be in
a multi-unit building or as part of a neighborhood -- are very important to
one's long-term housing stability and well-being.
Besides helping and training individuals to
function within shared-living facilities (such as single-room occupancy
buildings), SRHAC organizes special events and gatherings to foster peer
interaction and support. The SRHAC Client Council and other program
participants help in planning and assisting these functions.
Addressing Personal Needs and Personal Care
The SRHAC Supportive Housing Program and other of its program operations
assists participants with securing personal and material needs needed for
Some of these needs are service-oriented,
such as finding service providers for educational assistance (such as GED
training), medical assistance, and other services involving personal care
and other areas.
Other needs are of a direct material nature,
such as securing food and transportation resources, clothing resources, and
other tangible needs.
SRHAC assists individuals with locating and
securing publicly-funded resources (such as food pantries, clothing
distribution outlets, government-sponsored programs, etc.) and uses vouchers
and donated resources for program participant needs and well-being.
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