Life Works: A 22-bed dormitory-style program for young adults ages 16-20 both male and female providing Transitional Housing with comprehensive youth development activities* and supportive housing services** focused on teaching life skills to prepare residents for independence and self-sufficiency in young adulthood (age 18+). Residents must be employed and/or enrolled in an educational, vocational, work skills, or job training program as a part of their transitional living program (TLP) requirements. 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
* Youth Development activities include Collaborative Problem Solving, mentoring, community outings, campus clubs, school sports, extracurricular activities, music lessons, Farm to Table Gardening & Cooking Classes, spiritual & faith-based opportunities; celebration of holidays and traditions; SAT and ACT study classes; driving school; social activities; annual youth awards banquet; and supervised family visitations.
**Supportive housing services also include: Individualized Service Plans, case management, meal services; dental & medical prevention & treatment services; individual & group therapy; innovative therapies (animal, music, movement, horticulture); Life Skills Education; after school tutoring, Home School GED Literacy Program; educational advocacy; and enrollment in an education, job readiness, work skills training program and/or full-time or part-time employment.
For more information please contact Life Works Program Director: Jamie Hartley Jhartley@ccyakids.org 770-333-9447 ext. 113