Life Skills Program

The Life Skills Program provides an enriching and supportive environment for participants to cultivate and adopt positive behaviors that will enable them to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of life. The Life Skills Coach is an advocate for the participant they work with, engaging in activities with them in order to facilitate stable community living. Life Skills Coaches help participants broaden their social network and teach them how to improve the use of those supports. The coach’s primary responsibility is to assist the participants in building the skills necessary to reach their maximum potential. Participants will be older teens, young adults, and parents who need support in developing their life skills in order to independently thrive.

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Services

Each participant will work with their Life Skills Coach to tailor the services they receive so they can successfully reach their goal and meet their needs.

Individual Skills

  • Coping Strategies

  • Effective Communication

  • Budgeting

  • Goal Setting

  • Goal Attaining

  • Time Management

  • Stress Management

Community Connections

  • Family support services
  • Parenting groups

Community Resources

  • Housing and shelter
  • Employment resources
  • Public assistance
  • Food and clothing needs
  • Financial assistance
  • Public transportation

Frequently Asked Questions

Request a Life Skills coach through your Case Manager or service provider

Services are paid for through the county referral process or an outside funding source. Services must be requested and referred by a service provider or through the county referral process. To send us a direct referral, please fill out the form here.

Services provided will typically last 3 to 4 months

The duration and frequency is determined based on the referral we receive from your case manager.

The first meeting will take place at the offices of Ariel Clinical Services. Future meetings can be at the Ariel offices, in the community, or in the client’s home.

Goals are established in the referral process and then evaluated with the participant.