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 Peer group Workshops and Presentations
Leadership support and Training Links to Community Resources Training and Work Experience
Continuing Support (optional-6 months of follow-up support)

First Step Training Topics

Life Skill Development Self-Esteem Time & Money Management
Goal Setting & Planning Communication Conflict Management
Problem Solving Personal Discipline Work Ethics & Life Values
Resume Writing Interview skills Job Search
Maintaining a position Education and Training Career Planning & Development
Starting & Operating a business

For more information contact Nora Putman or (315) 471-9480