Are you interested in working with a coach to improve an area of your life? Want to finish your GED? Find a better paying job? Have a better relationship with your family? Something else? Together, we can make that happen! Your Path might be the program for you!
What is Your Path?
Your Path looks at five important and inter-connected topics that can improve self-sufficiency:
- Family Stability: housing, meeting basic needs
- Well-being: health, social networks
- Financial Management: debt, savings
- Education & Job Training
It is an opt-in program where you will work with a coach on one of the five areas of your choice.
Your Path participants are paired with one of our coaches. You will meet with your coach every few weeks to set a goal in one of the areas listed above and work toward achieving it. We will provide incentives (gas cards, snacks, celebrations, etc.!) for your work along the way. There is no cost and you can participate as long as you would like. This is a voluntary, self-driven opportunity. Typically, Your Path is at least a one-year commitment, if not longer.
What do Your Path clients work on?
Anything you’d like! The first thing you will do as a Your Path participant is complete a Paths Assessment to help take stock of your choices! Then, you’ll set a goal and will work on it.
Some of our current and past participants are doing the following – or a combination of the following:
- creating a bank account
- building their savings account to purchase a home or car
- finding more affordable housing for their family
- receiving mental health services through a partner organization
- enrolling in college!
- completing their GED
- starting a business
- using our food pantry to build an emergency fund
We set SMART goals, or goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely. You can assess and adjust your goals at any time.
Your coach will serve as your advocate and cheerleader while you set your goal. Our coaches can go with you to appointments, help connect you with helpful resources in the community if you need them, sit with you while you make phone calls, and practice for job interviews – to name just a few things. Our goal is to help YOU achieve YOUR goals!
Want to know more?!
Contact Self-Sufficiency Center Director, Sherene.
*** Coming Soon: a Participant’s Journey