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Self-Sufficiency

SELF-SUFFICIENCY


Whatever your goals: better employment, job training, stable housing, budgeting, or even renting or buying a home, we are here to help! 

Through our Self-Sufficiency Program, you are paired with case managers who will help to set goals, identify challenges, and map a course to success, all while focusing on strengths and skill building along the way. Once needs are assessed and goals are set, you will receive an individualized action plan focused on strengths you already have, and then will be connected to community resources and supports to achieve self-sufficiency and, ultimately, graduate from the program with long-term success.


BUDGETING BASICS

Our Self-Sufficiency Case Managers offer both individual and group budgeting education. We’ll show you more than just how to balance your budget, we’ll show you how to keep it that way and achieve financial success.


GETTING AHEAD IN A JUST GETTIN' BY WORLD

Need help seeing the path but don’t want to enroll in long-term case management? Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' by World is a 12-week course that helps individuals in poverty build their resources for a more prosperous life for themselves, their families, and their communities. 


GETTING AHEAD IN THE WORKPLACE

Our Getting Ahead in the Workplace is a class that can be hosted by employers, designed to help employees become more successful in the job they have, and more employable in any job in the future.


LONG TERM CASE MANAGEMENT

Through our Self-Sufficiency Program, you are paired with case managers who will help to set goals, identify challenges, and map a course to success, all while focusing on strengths and skill building along the way. Once needs are assessed and goals are set, you will receive an individualized action plan focused on strengths you already have and then will be connected to community resources and supports to achieve self-sufficiency and ultimately, graduate from the program with long-term success.


Case Management is available to qualified individuals for up to 5 years.


S.T.A.R.T.

S.T.A.R.T. prepares you with everything you need to start or restart your career. After being matched with a Self-Sufficiency Case Manager who will work with you on setting your long-term career goals, you begin on a path to success through a partnership with TCCA and Harrisburg Area Community College. Through S.T.A.R.T. you will receive training in WorkKeys (Career Readiness Assessment) as well as skill building in interpersonal relationships, team work, stress management, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and decision making. After the WorkKeys portion of your training, you’ll earn a diploma in one of the many specialized training programs offered through S.T.A.R.T. including specialties like Medical Billing and Coding, Welding, Physician’s Office Assistant, and more! 


SUPPORTIVE SERVICES

In addition to case management programming, we also provide supportive services to select housing locations throughout Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry County. Our on-site staff work to promote a positive relationship between clients and providers, provide life skills programming for all residents, and connect individuals and families to community resources. As a complement to our Self-Sufficiency Case Management programming which is available for up to 5 years, we also offer a number of ways to grow, learn, and succeed. These programs are available, free of charge, to all income-qualified participants.


TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR NORTHERN DAUPHIN COUNTY

We, in cooperation with Dauphin County, have launched a van program for Northern Dauphin County. This program provides rides to people aged 18 - 59 who have no other transportation, and takes them to non-emergency medical appointments, to and from work, or to get groceries.

We need volunteer drivers!

Do you have a license, a clean driving record, and a flexible schedule? Consider volunteering as a driver! This is an ideal volunteer opportunity for retirees - meet new people, help them get to vital appointments, and enjoy the beautiful scenery in Dauphin County. Contact Michelle Liggett at 717-905-2011 or email NDvan@cactricounty.org for more information.

Do you need a ride?

We transport people who live in the Northern Dauphin County region who are ages 18 - 59, and who need rides to non-emergency medical appointments, work, or to the grocery store or food bank. Contact Michelle Liggett at 717-905-2011 or email NDvan@cactricounty.org for more information.