Graduation for Janice and Tanya

Human Services Training: Graduation for Janice and Tanya

Through developing goals in their case management sessions and getting the proper referrals from their case manager, two of our residents participated in the Human Services Training certification program through Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). Both residents, Janice and Tanya, have graduated and received their certification.

Janice has lived at WHC for almost 4 years. For the past couple years, she has been employed at a retail boutique, but has a goal of gaining employment in the Human Services field. Since graduation, she has applied to both full and part time positions as House Manager and Program Assistant for local non-profits, such as Catholic Charities. Janice received her housing voucher in December and has been approved for an apartment. She is awaiting the housing paperwork to process, but is moving out on her own in the next week or two.

Tanya has lived at Women’s Housing Coalition for 7 months (since Aug 2015).  She is a part time student at CCBC. Upon completing the Human Services course she applied and was accepted to be a House Manager at our WHC Calverton building. The house manager position is through our Resident Employment Assistance Program (REAP), which is a part-time supportive employment program.

The Human Services Training is a 14-week classroom based program that trains individuals with mental health/substance abuse diagnosis to work in the community in the human services field as peer counselors. HST provides a comprehensive curriculum that builds skills in counseling, advocacy, documentation, human relations and case management. Upon completion of the course, individuals will receive a certificate from the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). Graduates are placed in a variety of entry-level human service settings in positions such as case manager associate, residential counselor, peer counselor, rehabilitation aide, job coach, community living assistant, and mental health worker.

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