Life Skills Program

Once the initial crisis has passed, we use a variety of other programs to address the next step in the process: helping victims prepare for a return to a safe, secure life outside the shelter. Central to that is the development and strengthening of essential life skills required to successfully parent children, find financial freedom, cope with the daily stress of starting a new life, recognize the signs of harm in future relationships, and find appropriate legal representation.

Educational Classes

Sheltering Wings offers a wide range of Life Skills classes within the shelter program. The topics covered during life skills classes change as the needs of residents change. Some examples of life skills classes include:

  • Dynamics of domestic violence
  • Stress management
  • Parenting
  • Job search/resume writing
  • Budgeting and credit counseling
  • Nutrition
  • Computer Skills
  • Sexual Assult Support Group

Upon leaving the shelter, all residents will be provided with information regarding Aftercare services. The residents will be encouraged to join relevant Aftercare Classes offered though the appropriate agency. Residents may be eligible to continue in classes offered to them while they were residing at Sheltering Wings.