Life Works, our Transitional Living Program (TLP), offers dorm–style living and teaches life skills, independence, and work ethic to prepare young people for higher education, participation in the community workforce and self sufficiency in adulthood. To achieve case goals and ultimately self–sufficiency, CCYA staff and volunteers help residents to draft resumes, conduct job searches, enroll in school, and complete work training programs. Located just minutes from schools such as Chattahoochee Technical College, Poly Tech, and Life University, CCYA offers transportation to and from the campuses for enrolled residents.
At age 18, each resident must voluntarily sign him or herself into the state Independent Living Program (ILP) to remain in the program. Benefits of the program include basic needs provisions of shelter, food, and clothing assistance as well as educational assistance and support in earning a GED, high school diploma, or successfully passing the Georgia high school graduation test. Life Skills Instructors help youth to enroll in employment training programs, secure job placements, or earn professional licenses (e.g. cosmetology, nursing assistant). In the fall of 2010, CCYA launched a new and practical transitional living curriculum “Life Skills for Healthy Living” at Life Works. This program focuses on 9 domains of the original Casey Life Skills Curriculum.
- Work Life
- Housing and Money Management
- Work and Study Skills
- Home Life
- Career Planning
- Social Relationships
- Self Care
- Daily Living
Life Works Program Manager Melvin Hibbler
firstname.lastname@example.org 770-333-9447 ext. 129