Life Skills


Within this population, there are several sub-populations that require a little extra help navigating society. Homeless youth and children have not yet experienced normal life as adults, and so may need orienting courses or guidance on how to do that. Veterans returning from war may need extra help adjusting back to civilian life, as well as newly-released prisoners who are coming from a highly regimented system. All of these challenges can add an extra layer of complication for those who are striving to overcome their circumstances, if they’re not sure how to navigate society most effectively. Life skills training and development includes employment skills like how to apply for jobs or build a resume, as well as personal skills like managing money, taxes, benefits, or registrations, and sometimes also social skills related to being a member of a community and integrating socially.

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Within the homeless population, there are several sub-populations that require a little extra help navigating society. Homeless youth and children have not yet experienced normal life as adults, and so may need orienting courses or guidance on how to do that. Veterans returning from war may need extra help adjusting back to civilian life, as well as newly-released prisoners who are coming from a highly regimented system. All of these challenges can add an extra layer of complication for the homeless who are striving to overcome their circumstances, if they’re not sure how to navigate society most effectively. Life skills training and development includes employment skills like how to apply for jobs or build a resume, as well as personal skills like managing money, taxes, benefits, or registrations, and sometimes also social skills related to being a member of a community and integrating socially.