Through a state grant, CDS Monarch has partnered with The Community Place, Ibero-American Action League and with the Urban League of Rochester to help those we serve develop and master independent living skills.
Each agency has identified individuals who either hope to move into the community or who have already transitioned and have their own place but need a little help to remain successful!
Beginning May 4th, 2016, we will offer a class that will run for 12 weeks, featuring fun, expert guest speakers who will instruct students on topics that they have identified as areas of interest to them.
These will include presentations on topics such as money management, job seeking skills, how to find and apartment, nutrition, cooking, transportation, social skills, and even a visit to a firehouse in the city of Rochester where firefighters will teach the individuals first aid and fire safety skills.
The transition class will meet on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m (or 5:30 p.m. depending on topic) at the Wolf Life Transitions Center, 860 Hard Road, Webster.
The individuals will have the support of a peer mentor, the transitional coordinators and two other support staff who will help them practice the skills they will learn over the 12-week run.
All of that support will continue on as well for another 12 weeks after the class ends to ensure their success!
The ultimate goal here is to have the individual be able to move into their own apartment/home and master the skills they will need to become a real part of their community.