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

-Assertiveness

Housing

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.

Assisting families toward a better tomorrow

You will find trained professionals who can help adults with goal setting to improve and address housing needs such as selecting affordable housing, learn how to balance a household budget and help finding and keeping gainful employment.

Contact the Mercer County Children and Youth Services for program eligibility.

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