“When I was a resident at Martha’s, I started classes like Challenge to Change and the class helped me see the glass as overflowing instead of half empty. During this time, my son was placed back with me and my case was closed.” – Tiffany
The Career & Education Center is open Monday through Friday and offers an array of services: a computer lab for training and research; telephones; and fax/copy services. Voice mail accounts are set up so potential employers can leave messages for job seekers. Employment leads and housing opportunities are posted.
Residents and members of the community receive help obtaining a California driver’s license, California identification cards, birth certificates and bus passes. A job developer/career counselor assists the client in obtaining employment. Notary services, tuition, books, uniforms and other work or school-related supplies are available on a case-by-case basis.
Classes Offered Include…
Challenge to Change
This one-week course which provides experiential exercises and lecture presentations on subjects related to enhancing self-esteem, increasing motivation and setting realistic goals. This class is a favorite among clients; because it allows them understand that the possibilities of the future begin with them.
This program addresses substance addictions through individual counseling, education, process groups, and referrals to collaborative partners for in-patient treatment.