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Housing and Life Readiness Program

The purpose of the Housing and Life Readiness Program is to address the issues of Mercer County Children and Youth Services families to keep children and families housed through crisis by assisting families with finding employment, finding and securing adequate housing, providing financial literacy with life skills education. All participants are referred by a case manager through Mercer County CYS.

Life Skills Education
Life skills are abilities for adaptive and positive behavior, which enables individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.
-Decision making
-Problem solving
-Creative/lateral thinking
-Critical thinking
-Effective communication
-Interpersonal relationships
-Self awareness

To assist families with finding and securing adequate and affordable housing. Mercer County CYS will refer families for this program.

Financial Literacy
Financial literacy has often been defined as personal finance education. The goal of teaching financial literacy is to help people develop a stronger understanding of basic financial concepts.

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