FAB Center for Academic Resources for Empowerment & Success (C.A.R.E.S.)
Programs that will be implemented at FAB C.A.R.E.S. facility combines an Affordable Housing & Supportive Services initiative that are strategically designed to provide program participants with general soft skills and applicable in demand job training skills that would be instrumental in the workplace and in everyday life. Skills gained from this program will essentially prepare residents to be productive learners and earners in the workplace.
This initiative will also provide residents with the knowledge to perform well on the job while attending addition education and skill training programs. In addition to gaining on the job training residents must participate in workshops which are designed to assist them with creating their own success plan.
Some of the topics that will be discussed will include: Self Discovery, Managing Time Effectively, Understanding Workplace Skills for Today’s Employee, Learning How to Use Effective Communication, Gaining Skills and Knowledge for Contacting Employers, Getting Hired and Learning about Workplace Issues and Paperwork, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Money Management, Credit Counseling, Nutrition, Landscaping and Construction amongst other important topics. Residents learn that the process associated with becoming gainfully employed and eventually one day becoming an entrepreneur is a life long journey!
The FAB C.A.R.E.S. center provides a much-needed place where resources and training are attainable to all of those who need it in the community.
Key Benefits of C.A.R.E.S.
- Operates as a community resource centers that will provide services to residents in need
- Offers both in demand hard and soft skill, job training and entrepreneurial guidance and opportunities
- Provides educational empowerment programs that focus on college prep and alternate forms of higher education
- Provides entrepreneurial guidance and opportunities
- Establishes a comprehensive mentoring program for the young adults in our community
- Forms ongoing strategic alliances that provide opportunities for community residents, local businesses and local government
Phase 1 — Protect and Prepare: Services provided in this phase are designed to address the issues individuals and families face that contributed to them becoming homeless. Services provided in this phase will include education, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and full diagnostic and risk assessment. This phase of the program can last anywhere from 1-12 months
Phase 2 — Control and Restore: These programs will work with individuals and families immediately after being approved to participate in the transitional program. This phase of the process can last anywhere from 18-24 months. Services provided in this phase will include as appropriate: education, monitoring, mentoring, life skills training, assessment, job skills development, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Phase 3 — Sustain and Support: These programs will connect individuals who have graduated from our program with a network of social services agencies and community–based organizations to provide ongoing services and mentoring relationships. This phase of the program is ongoing in order to ensure that all graduating participants maintain a true level of self-sufficiency.