GED CLASSES, MICROSOFT TRAINING, BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES, READING CLASSES, WRITING CLASSES, LIFE SKILL CLASSES, ON THE JOB TRAINING, BROTHERS KEEPERS CLASSES, RELAPS PREVENTION CLASSES, SELF STUDY GROUPS CHRISTIAN JOURNALING & WORKBOOKS
We believe that in order to help the whole man, we must educate them so that they may receive the skills they need in order to compete for a good job once he has completed the program. Staff and volunteers come together to share their knowledge and skills in varied areas.
In today's world, it is no longer possible for a man to get a good job based on his desire to work. He must have an education and without his GED, he will not get past the stage of filling out the application.
We have had to move our GED classes to larger spaces to make room for more students. We are very excited about the number of clients that are taking advantage of our educational program, knowing that it will give them a better edge in the job market.
Majors Byron & Scherry Martin teach the GED Classes on a weekly basis.
On The Job Training
Because we are a Work Therapy Program, our clients work in a variety of areas that give them on-the-job training such as sales skills in our thrift stores, phone skills in our dispatcher office, landscaping skills working on the grounds, computer repair, janitorial, wood working, furniture repair, painting, building maintenance, automobile repair, warehouse foreman, store managers, truck routing, delivery service, appliance repair, ...etc.
We have expanded our Computer Class to handle twice as many students and hope to receive enough donated computers to expand the class to 25 per session. This training prepares these men to take the tests required to become certified in this field.
Narcotics Anonymous Classes
Every Tuesday and Thursday, a group called Restoration Ministries holds classes that deal directly with our client's addictions to drugs and/or alcohol.
These are group and individual counseling sessions that help direct these men to a path that will begin their healing process.
They are led by Rev. Joseph Holmes, who is also a member of our Advisory Board. Mr. John Hutchins and Rev. Holmes have been holding these classes for over 8 years, faithfully. One of the most basic problems with men who have addictions to substances is to acknowledge that it is a problem. Even after loosing everything they hold dear to them, some have a difficult time accepting their addiction.