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Bridge To Independence
The Bridge to Independence service (BtI) (formerly known as the Independent Living Skills program or ILS) is available for young adults age 18 through 23 in need of assistance in acquiring independence from their parent or caregiver's home. Education and support are provided in areas such as employment, money management and budgeting, food preparation and storage, landlord/tenant relations, legal skills, parenting and family responsibility, community resources and general household management.
All clients are required to complete fourteen Learning Components in the CLASS (Curriculum and Lessons for Attaining Self Sufficiency) training course. Each client is required to receive at least a 80% passing grade on each course component. These young adults receive intensive training to gain the skills needed to become productive members and good neighbors in the community.
The fourteen Learning Components are:
- Interpersonal Skills
- Personal Appearance
- Educational Planning
- Job Seeking Skills
- Job Maintenance Skills
- Money Management / Consumer Awareness
- Food Management
- Health, Parenting and Domestic Violence
- Emergency and Safety Skills
- Community Resources
- Legal Skills
After gaining employment and completion of the program, these young adults may be eligible for fiscal support of up to $600.00 payable to a landlord, and/or for donated household items in order to set their lives in motion to achieve independence.
The Bridge to Independence program is located at:
SAFE Passage House - MAP
1600 West Sixth Street
Racine WI 53404
SAFE Haven of Racine, Inc.
1030 Washington Ave.
Racine, WI 53403
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