January 5, 2012 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 or visit www.iel.spokane.edu, click on ‘Improve Your Life’ and ‘Change Point.’

Citizenship Course – Offered by World Relief Spokane, 1522 N. Washington St., Suite 204. For more information call (509) 484-9829.

Easter Seals Washington – Computer reuse program: offers free computer loan program for individuals with disabilities; 606 W. Sharp Ave., (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 Spokane. Call (509) 532-3120 or visit www.workspokane.org and click on ‘Job Seekers.’

Employment and Training – For low-income youths, 16-21 years old, in Spokane County; contact Next Generation Zone at (509) 340-7800 or visit www.nextgenzone.org.

Free Career Counseling and Job Search Assistance – For low-income residents of Spokane County; Work Source Spokane. Call (509) 532-3120 or visit www.workspokane.org and click on ‘Job Seekers.’

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 16-21 in Spokane County; call Next Generation Zone at (509) 340-7800 or visit www.nextgenzone.org.

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 or visit www.iel.spokane.edu.

Miryam’s House of Transition – For women moving through life crisis; (509) 747-9222.

Spokane Human Rights Commission – Responds to discrimination complaints based on race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, familial status and other factors; 1330 N. Washington St., (509) 568-3196.

Spokane Community College – Offers free workshops on labor market and career preparation information, including assistance with resumes and cover letters. SCC Lair Student Center, 1810 N. Greene St. For more information call (509) 533-7249 or visit www.scc.spokane.edu/?cces.

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