Life Skills

Our goal is to provide our residents a variety of classes that offer a true benefit in improving life, parenting and social skills. We are constantly looking to improve and upgrade our offerings. If you are a professional and would like to help us in this effort please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our staff and trained volunteers currently provide a variety of programs to our residents:

Personal Development

  • Nutrition and Female Health
  • Nutrition classes including a 6 week course from Penn State Extension Service
  • Registered Nurse once a month to provide classes on how to approach medical issues
  • Smoking Cessation “Warm Chicken instead of Cold Turkey” from Family & Community Services
  • Dental Hygiene annually by RNs from Manor College who are becoming Nurse Practitioners
  • Life and Social Skills; Discovery of self, family matters, sexuality, the female body, development of self esteem, and conflict management
  • Legal, Financial, and Housing
  • Clinic on the Domestic Abuse Project
  • Emergency Preparedness by Delaware County Emergency Services
  • Housing opportunities are presented by Catholic Social Services and occasionally by Horizon House
  • Bank Manager from Beneficial Bank present savings and budgeting classes
  • Financial Analyst also presents budgeting and ways to initiate savings

Professional Development

  • Career Workshops and Career Coaching by Women’s Resource Center.
  • Resume building and job search workshop delivered by a valued Volunteer (former resident)
  • Introduction to basic office skills and the business environment

Parenting Education and Skill Development

  • Parenting class for 10 weeks with SE Pennsylvania Mental Health Association
  • Car Seat Safety presented by The Traffic Injury Prevention Project
  • CPR class to certify residents/staff in emergency situations as well as infant CPR
  • Weekly presentations on Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery and Early Infant Care by a Registered Nurse from Mercy Health
  • Mommy and Me classes to teach residents how to sing/read books with their babies
  • Infant care: “how to” classes to educate on proper bathing and infant care
  • Fun Fridays (just having fun with their new friends and babies!)