Did you know that First Pres Argenta regularly assists families who are part of Our House’s Career Center program? Started five years ago to help prevent families from becoming homeless, the Career Center offers a number of classes, services and certifications to their member families, including: :
GED Instruction • Adult Education • College Readiness • WAGE Certificates • Career Readiness Certification • Literacy in Action • Computer 101 • Legal Aid Workshops • Small Business Academy • Culinary Classes • Parenting Support Group • Be Your Child’s Best Advocate
When one of their families comes up against an unexpected expense that threatens to derail the work that they have done to keep their family together and housed, First Pres Argenta is one of a handful of congregations who steps in with financial assistance. Over the last three years, we have helped Our House Career Center families with rent, utilities, a washing machine, a deposit for beauty school, car repairs and several other one-time needs that helped keep the family heading in the right direction.
We celebrate five years of the Career Center. We are honored to be a part of the great work that is done at Our House and to play at least a small role in helping these hardworking, determined families stay housed and at home together.