Learn Skills to Live in the Community

Helping youth and adults to thrive, connect and achieve in the community.

“Community Integration” means joining with the community. It is important for everyone to set and pursue their goals for life and work. The Life & Work Connections team helps youth and adults to thrive, connect and achieve in the community.We offer services one-on-one and in small groups.

We serve individuals who cannot get a Medicaid Waiver, transition-age youth, adults who have aging caregivers, and people who are at risk for abuse, neglect, exploitation, or losing their homes.

Attend Classes to Learn Skills

Through a program called “Transition Network,” Life & Work Connections staff teach classes in various community locations, aimed at helping people transition to greater independence and productivity.

Classes are intended to promote community integration and enhance social skills.

Check out the types of classes offered through the Transition Network:

Learn how to find an apartment, determine costs and plan on how to afford one, learn to live safely and discover renting laws. Download class flyer.

Get the low-down on how to get around town – with Christi Brown!

Life Course was created by families to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live. Download class flyer.

Learn how to become financially independent and control where your money goes through budgeting, saving, and spending wisely. Download class flyer.

Learn the rules of the road and prepare for the drivers permit test.

An active group that explores community resources, social connection, and supporting healthy lifestyles. Download class flyer.

Explore opportunities in the community and connect with people. Learn about Columbia leisure time offerings, making choices, planning outings, and building independence. Download class flyer.

Builds strong advocates and leaders. Learn your rights and responsibilities and how YOU can change your life and community. Download class flyer.

Learn how to make your current relationships healthier and how to make new connections. Also, learn how to stay safe, speak up for yourself, and how to help others in unhealthy relationships.

A class covering a subject that may be difficult to talk about but is important to know. Download class flyer.