Independence Program

WHY THE INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM?

  • Clients learn valuable life skills that will help them achieve independence.
  • Clients will set short and long-term goals and will receive support in reaching those goals.
  • Clients become a part of a peer support system that will provide positive feedback and encouragement.

OUR GOAL

The goal of the Independence Program is to help individuals regain independence, become self-sufficient, and to improve their overall mental health and wellness. Through weekly group educational workshops and individual meetings facilitated by a client services specialist, each participant develops an individualized plan to help attain both short and long-term goals.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW  

The Independence Program consists of three components: 

  1. Financial Literacy
  2. Personal Growth and Development
  3. Professional Development

WEEKLY WORKSHOP TOPICS MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:

  • Job Interview & Resume’ Writing Skills
  • Financial Fitness & Budgeting 
  • Understanding the Cycle of Domestic Violence
  • Anger Management 

Our unique program curriculum is structured in such a way that clients have the opportunity to attend educational workshops and earn rewards for participation.  Clients will move through different levels of the program receiving various incentives along the way. At the same time, clients will set up individual and personalized short and long-term goals which they will work in partnership with the client services specialist to attain.  A commitment of three months is encouraged so that members can reach their goals.

To join the Independence Program, either call or visit the Winter Haven Women’s Resource Center offices.