Life Skills Education

Programs that offer training which focuses on the knowledge and skills an individual may need to live independently or make a successful transition to independent living. Participants may include runaway youth who are living on their own, youth who because of age can no longer be maintained in foster care, new widows, victims of domestic abuse, people who have previously been homeless, and others who have lived in an environment in which decision making and responsibilities of daily living have been handled by another as well as people currently living independently who want to be more effective. Training may address job search and retention, money management, insurance, taxes, rental agreements, vehicle purchase, nutrition, home management, health care, legal emancipation for teens and other similar topics.

 

Services

Offers activities in recreation and leisure, arts and music, life skill development, and volunteering to adults with developmental disabilities.

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Offers life skills and empowerment programs with topics that range throughout the year.

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Provides life skills training for persons with developmental disabilities who wish to live independently.  This 16 week program is designed to help individuals build the skills that are required to live safely and independently in the community.  These skills include:

Provides day supports for adults with developmental disabilities with a focus on skill building, pre-employment opportunities and literacy skills.  Pre-Employment training assists individuals with identify skills and interests, resume writing, interview skills, job search and job coaching.

Offers guidance and navigation for young adults who are looking to achieve their financial, educational and employment goals.  The Youth Navigator provides support while helping prepare youth for their future by connecting them with community services and employment resources. 

Xperience Annex Location.  There is currently no physical location for this service.

Offers guidance and navigation for young adults who are looking to achieve their financial, educational and employment goals.  The Youth Navigator provides support while helping prepare youth for their future by connecting them with community services and employment resources. 

Offers a variety of social and recreational programs online for adults with developmental disabilities. Visit the website to view the online event calendar.

Luso offers day programming for adults in families that have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

The site for day programming offered by Luso Hamilton for individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. This site offers a roof top patio with seasonal access.

A community based program for youth requiring support. It helps young people (12-24 years of age) navigate the service systems to connect them to resources in their community.

Achieves is a 12-week program which supports youth in grades 6, 7 and 8 that experience barriers to their social and educational success. This program uses restorative practices and increased community connections to strengthen social and life skills.

A housing program supporting individuals experiencing episodic or chronic homelessness in acquiring and maintaining safe, affordable and stable housing in Hamilton. Offers intensive case management, referrals, supports, and help obtaining government assistance.

A health and lifestyle program aimed at preventing chronic disease and enhancing the quality of life for those living with mental illness and offers a variety of modules (Exercise, Cooking, Nutrition, Smoking Management, and Weight Management).
 

Supporting First Nations, Metis and Inuit youth currently in care of CAS/CCAS or preparing to exit the care of CAS/CCAS. Assistance is offered in supporting youth to identify and achieve their goals.

Offers programs that assist people with serious mental illnesses, living both in and out of hospital, to gain or regain valued roles through evidence-based rehabilitation. A program of the Schizophrenia & Community Integration Service (SCIS).

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Provides in-home support to adults living with a developmental disability.

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A lifeskills focused program in a small group setting. The evening includes one to one cooking in the kitchen, relaxing with some friends and lifeskills building activities. 

Offers residential program in apartment-style units with early intervention for youth aged 16-21 years, experiencing or at imminent risk of homelessness, who are working or are in school with the goal of living independently.

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