The First Step Program

The First Step Program provides skill building and readiness strategies to YWCA residents using a client based perspective. Residents are invited to engage in a wide variety of workshops, support and information to help them create the change they want in their lives.

Participants have opportunities for work experience, training and six months of follow-up support.

The First Step Program helps YWCA residents develop strategies for skill and personal growth through:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Workshops & Presentations
  • Leadership Support
  • Links to Community Resources
  • Job Training

First Step Training Topics include:

  • Life Skills Development
  • Self-Esteem
  • Time & Money Management
  • Setting & Planning Goals
  • Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Personal Discipline
  • Work Ethic
  • Life Values
  • Job Search
  • Interview Skills
  • Resume Writing
  • Maintaining a Job Position
  • Career Planning & Development

For more information contact Nora Putman or the Women’s Residence front desk at (315) 471-9480