The Family Support Center (FSC) is the main star of Transition House’s Homelessness Prevention Program. Our workshop offerings are designed to improve income earning capacity, money management skills and goal setting strategies, along with promoting healthier communication and lifestyle decisions designed to increase independence and minimize stress.
The FSC is not just for parents within our program—anyone from the community who wants to gain greater economic and interpersonal stability can join us for a variety of free evening workshops. Our 4 core offerings include English as a Second Language, Mindful Parenting in collaboration with New Beginnings Counseling Center, Employment Education, and Financial Literacy. Classes are offered in 5–8-week sessions, each one taking place one night a week. Sessions in both English and Spanish are available for each offering.
Individuals can also access our open Computer Lab where they will receive assistance with discovering resources designed to bridge the digital divide for families experiencing poverty. Such resources include enrolling in Covered California health insurance, signing children up for school, tax preparation, waitlist placement for affordable housing, housing searches, resume preparation and job searches—and the list goes on. In addition, they can benefit from one-on-one training by our staff in a variety of basic skills that range from navigating internet and social media to learning Microsoft Office Suite applications.
In an effort to remove any barriers parents and community members alike may face when trying to further their education and knowledge, our Family Support Center offers free childcare during workshop hours. So, while While adults attend workshop offerings or use the computer lab, their children can do homework, read, and play games with our loving Children’s Program leaders and a group of dedicated volunteers. Older children are allowed to spend time in the computer lab doing homework or learning computer-based lessons (such as typing). Children are able to interact with positive adult role models who provide tutoring and supervision, and benefit by witnessing their parents take proactive steps towards improving their family circumstances through education.