*AT PRESENT- This CLASS is ONLY offered at our Baltimore City location. This course is for women in need of social service assistance in addition to mental health development. Our Mental Mobility 101 course is offered at our Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County and Washington, D.C. locations. Our Mental Mobility course does not include social service assistance.
Our “Becoming WISE” Educational, Resource, Skill, and Mental Development Program is comprised of four categories:
1) Legal/Health Development Services,
2) Smart Goal and Achievement Services;
3) Workforce and Career-College Admission Services; and
4) Pre/Post Support Services
This is a 10-week program (in Baltimore City) offered once in our Spring and Fall semesters. Enrollment is based on an extensive vetting process. Acceptance is based on a set of criteria which assists us in ensuring our clients’ success within the program. Applicants not qualifying for our program are automatically referred to one of our many resource-partners to receive pre-support services. This program promotes mental mobility. We target women, suffering from mild to moderate mental illness(es), who feel a sense of “brokenness,” ” being stuck,” “depression,” “hopelessness,” “anxiety” and more.
Our Legal/Health Development Services – Provide onsite professional medical support services from licensed physicians and therapists/psychologists for our clients within a vast array of specialized (in-class or on-site) activities, workshops and sessions; further, participants are provided legal assistance including, but not limited to, services, counseling and resources from our partnered attorneys.
Our Smart Goal-Setting and Achievement Services – Provide individualized support identifying, setting, and achieving specific goals within the 8-week program. Participants are provided tools and resources to support their success in achieving their goals at the conclusion of the program. Pre and post assessments are provided to measure each outcome.
Our Workforce and Career-College Admission Services – Through our Partnership and Articulation agreements, participants choose to enter into: (1) an Employment Readiness Training Program specializing in workforce development. Those who complete the program are assigned a job coach (80% of those with job coaches gain employment), professional wear, if needed, for interviewing, and more; or (2) Career-College specializing in several disciplines such as Allied Health (medical billing, medical assistance, etc.) and more. Through this service, students are placed in an externship program in which 75% are hired as a result (must be a high school graduate or have a GED to qualify for programs offered within Career College).
Not a high school graduate? We will help facilitate the process to getting you enrolled in the Penn Foster High School Diploma Program.
Our Pre/Post Support Services – We provide pre-support services for prospective clients not immediately qualifying for our “Becoming WISE” development program. We also provide post-support services for our program COMPLETERS!
Why Care? Why should you become a W.I.S.E participant? Not only do participants have access to the resources needed for legal, mental, physical, educational and workforce development, they also receive individual assistance in developing and achieving identified goals. Remember: success is as powerful as your network is! Each week, participants will receive an incentive of some sort (blessings, gifts, etc.), and continental breakfast is provided each week. Completers will be celebrated with a “Completion Brunch/Ceremony” on the 10th week of class. This is a free program.