Retraining The Village creates a path to housing by acting as the transitional bridge between "on the streets" to "in a home." Individuals fall into homelessness because of a lack of resources or limited access to government services, which have arbitrary, unrealistic deadlines and restrictions that can not adequately provide successful outcomes in the Bay Area's competitive job and housing markets. Our support services and programs reduce dependence on overburdened social programs.
Retraining the Village provides effective assistance to its clients, not merely to survive, but to excel. We house veterans and other individuals that were previously homeless, and assist them with case management by coordinating and fostering relationships with local community organizations and service providers. We provide Life Skills groups in the house, and outsourced job training within the local area.
This group provides individuals with tools to guide themselves towards obtaining peace within their own self.
Consideration, Consistency, Confidence and Connectedness are the core components to achieving independent living, so participants are encouraged to incorporate the 4C's into daily life.
Intimate Social Group (0-6 months) - Group members gather twice a week to explore personal issues that are preventing each of them from moving forward with confidence and self-assurance.
Meetings are held within a safe and trusting group group environment, and may involve discussions as far-ranging as: fears, isolation, self-esteem, inter-dependence, relationships, social skills, racial bias, empowerment, budgeting, or self-esteem.
By addressing personal issues, a person can become increasingly responsible for his own self, and ensure his own success with negotiating future obstacles.
Family Reunification (0-12 months) - Reunification with family often involves change within one's own self so an individual can continue his proactive journey in the self-healing process.
In some cases, a family unit might have been separated by issues of drugs, abuse, or other trauma. As a result, a sense of safety and stability may have been lost and replaced with a sense of isolation and despair--especially if placement within the foster care system or incarceration was involved. Healing may also have been previously prevented by a person's efforts to "self-medicate" with drugs and other substances.
Mental & Behavioral Health - Behavioral health issues are also addressed by attending organized meetings, such as: