November 5, 2009 in Washington Voices

Community services


Attendant Care Registry – Free service matching disabled adults and children with personal-care providers; sponsored by Coalition of Responsible Disabled; (509) 326-6355.

Change Point/Displaced Homemaker Center – Ideal for women and men who are making the transition from the home to the workforce because of a separation, divorce, loss of a spouse or partner, or because a spouse or partner is unable to work. Free training is provided in computers, resume preparation, job and communication skills, and conflict resolution techniques. The Change Point/Displaced Homemaker Center program is sponsored by the Institute for Extended Learning. Call Denise McKinnon at (509) 279-6065 for more information.

Citizenship Course – Offered by Community Colleges of Spokane, Mondays or Tuesdays, 5-9 p.m., Adult Education Center, 2310 N. Monroe St., Room 117; (509) 533-4600.

Easter Seal Society of Washington – Offers free computer loan program for individuals with disabilities; (509) 326-8292.

Employment, Education and Training – For Spokane County residents who have been laid off from work or have low income; provided through Work Source at (509) 532-3140.

Employment and Training – For low-income youths, 16-21 years old, in Spokane County; contact Next Generation Zone at (509) 532-3040.

Free Career Counseling and Job Search Assistance – For low-income residents of Spokane County; Work Source at (509) 532-3140.

Free Counseling for Unplanned Pregnancies – With open adoption services, sponsored by Spokane Consultants in Family Living, 1623 W. Gardner Ave.; (509) 328-6274.

Free Confidential Counseling for Unplanned Pregnancies – Through New Hope Child and Family Agency, at Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook Ave.; (509) 327-7554.

Free GED Preparation and Testing – For low-income dropout youths age 17-21 in Spokane County; call Next Generation Zone at (509) 532-3040.

GED Preparation – Ages 19 and up at many sites in Spokane; call the Community Colleges Institute for Extended Learning Adult Basic Education, (509) 533-4600.

Miryam’s House of Transition – For women moving through life crisis; (509) 747-9153 or (509) 325-1632.

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