Columbus, OH – Independent Living Class

This is Margo Mahony, one of our Treatment Coordinators located in Columbus, OH. She recently developed and taught the first hands-on Independent Living Class to 7 youth for 8 weeks. The youth enjoyed themselves so much they have asked to continue with the class or be a part of the next one.

The youth experienced:

  • how to create a resume
  • a mock interview
  • took the bus to the Laundromat to learn how to wash clothes
  • looked at apartments to learn expenses and what questions to ask when looking for housing
  • went to the grocery store, bought food, and made a spaghetti dinner
  • listened to a speak for the health department about sexually transmitted diseases and protecting themselves
  • spoke to a representative from the bank
  • spoke to a military recruiter

This class was funded in part by one of our foster parents who also served as a mentor to this group!