Deirdra

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luviduvi - March 10

If you can give me some more back ground info about age, public aide or no, educational goals, etc, along with the state and county in which you live I can further help you. As long as you don't mind. You don't need to tell me what city you live in or address or anything too personal just the state and county would be all I need.

 

SonyaM - March 10

luviduvi what do you do?

 

luviduvi - March 10

Well, I used to work for a program contracted through the WIA (workforce investment act) funded by the Intergovernmental Grants Department. It's a federal Youth Development & Employment Program. I worked with persons ages 17-21 who were one or many of the following---high school drop out, persons w/ a learning disablity, pregnant or parenting, persons with mental and/or physical illness, (disabled) persons who were on probation, convicts, people w/ drug/alcohol dependancy--all which had to be low-income meaning they would have to recieve public aide. We worked with these individuals with life skills training, job training development and placement, we helped get them tuition to pay for college and help them get enrolled we provided guidance and couseling, we were certified GED tutors which we helped hundreds of young adults get their GEDS,we did A LOT of outreach. All within their own homes. I have been to some scary a__s places! I am not saying Deirdra fits into these catergories but I had to know a lot about public resources for those who are like my clients used to say "down on their luck." That program used to serve 2 counties. We lost our jobs this past summer do to the states budget cuts. It very unfortunate.

 

luviduvi - March 10

Also Sonya, with the outreach and life skills training that is where we would help individuals get money to fix their cars, work w/ food pantries, etc.....We did everything when any of our client were in a bind. No matter what...as long as it wasn't illegal ofcourse. Basically, we were a support system for those who didn't have one.

 

luviduvi - March 10

We are the old JTPA program....Job Training Program Act.

 

SonyaM - March 10

I have a degree in Social Work which is why I was wondering. Sounds similar to things I did. I worked at as a case manager for a state funded program which allowed individuals with devleopmental disabilties to live at home with support rather than being put in an inst_tution. I did TONS of home visits under very interesting situations. I miss that part but not the bueratic c___p. My favoriate moment in that job was a client that got a__signed to me from a nursing home. She was only about 18 years old and been taken away from her family for abuse. We got her out of the nursing home and into an accessible apartment where she could live independently with support. It was awesome!!!

 

SonyaM - March 10

Sorry to hijak the thread. I only initially opened it because I thought maybe it would be about her son being hospitalized and I was wondering how he was.

 

luviduvi - March 10

Oh don't worry about it =). That is sad about the young lady that you worked with. Funny thing is I worked with Department of Human Resources Office of Rehabilitaion services for six months b4 I worked for the youth program. I was the job coach. I helped place individuals in the workforce and then did on-site job training. State offices are very hard to work in. Like you said the buerocracy is unbelievable. Do you stay home now? I am currently looking for a new job.

 

SonyaM - March 10

Yes I do stay home now. I worked for the same agency for about 7 years. 3.5 as a case manger and then for 3.5 years I was the Program Director(child care director basically) for their afterschool care program for kids ages 4-21 with disabilties. I love staying home but I do miss helping people in that way. It was very rewarding.

 

Deirdra - March 10

Hey Luviduvi...ill give you all you need if you can help me...im jsut so deperate and i HATE being like this...i really appriciate it...do you have MSN or AIM?

 

luviduvi - March 10

Did you read Deirdra's thread about "crawling in a hole and dying"? She is really in a bad sit. I am scared for her as she is so young. I haven't seen anything from her since the post. I hope she is okay.

 

luviduvi - March 10

Deirdra----Sorry about my last post. As you can see, Sonya and I have been talking about what we "used" to do for a living....I hadn't seen you had replied. Sorry...my EMAIL is : jbgcgaleski4atyahoodotcom I will try and help as much as I can. I have to do this over the web to find some resources. Email and tell me like I said your state and county, if you are on any public a__sistance and what kind....no need to give "too" much info like how much a__sistance if you do get any at all. Remember, I can only get as much info as I can through the internet but hopefully I can get you started. Hang in there....

 

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