Building A Future offers life skills classes to empower individuals. From nutrition to employment to budgeting - we cover important life skills in each session.

Building A Future

Our Building A Future classes are a series of free classes designed to teach essential life skills and include a wide range of topics from goal setting and legal rights to housing resources and nutrition. These classes are free and available to all clients of Damien Center and other local-area ASOs, however, clients receiving housing support are required to attend.

Classes will be held on the first and third Tuesday from 1p – 2p in the board room upstairs. There will be food and refreshments for each class. To view upcoming workshops, click the topic to see details and the upcoming dates!

Building A Future will resume the first week of April 2021.

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Understanding personal finances and how to budget them for sustainability.

Next workshop: April 6, 2021

Cleaning and Basic Upkeep

Our team will give you the tools to stay clean and organized! 

Next Workshop: April 20, 2021

Credit and How to Build It

Understanding credit and how to establish a good line of credit.

Next workshop: May 4, 2021

Communicating Professionally vs. Personally

Understanding communication and differentiating between how to communicate with professionals versus personal relationships.

Next Workshop: June 1, 2021

Meal Prep on a Budget

Understanding how to shop on a budget and plan meals for the week.

Next Workshop: June 15, 2021

Checking and Savings Accounts

Learn the differences between a checking and savings account and how to set them up.

Next Workshop: July 6, 2021

Financial Planning

Understanding how to prepare for life’s unexpected situations and how to create a rainy-day fund.

Next Workshop: July 13, 2021

College and Skills Trade

Correlating education with jobs and understanding that other training preparation is available. Learn to connect with Adult Basic Education and College Preparation to move towards better education.

Next Workshop: August 17, 2021

Tenant and Landlord Rights

Understand the rights of a tenant versus landlord. Learn the proper avenues on how to advocate for tenant law.

Next Workshop: September 7, 2021

Understanding Winter Energy Bills

Understanding how to prepare for winter and maximize energy for lower bills.

Next Workshop: September 21, 2021

Emotional Intelligence

Learn about pro-action versus reaction. Understand one's communication style, trauma, and informed care. Discuss the importance of a support system.

Next Workshop: October 5, 2021

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Previous Sessions

Conocer Sus Derechos (Knowing Your Rights)

"Building a Future" organizada por Indiana Legal Services es una presentación sobre Conocer Sus Derechos. La presentación es en español y se centra en sus derechos en función de su condición de ciudadanía. La presentación explica sus derechos si Usted es ciudadano o no y cómo todavía tiene derechos de cualquier manera. La presentación abarca los derechos básicos, los derechos de vivienda y los derechos en virtud del COVID-19. Después de que Usted haya visto la presentación, por favor responda al siguiente cuestionario.

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Employment Discriminations and LGBTQ+ Rights

Building a Future hosts Indiana Legal Services to talk about employment discrimination within the workplace (with a focus on LGTBQ+). The presentation goes over what laws there are statewide as well as nationwide and includes a portion on how to advocate for yourself by seeking legal assistance. There is also a section on COVID-19 and laws that have been put in place since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Infant/Toddler Development Workshop with Child Care Answers

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