Center For Working Families

"Developing a strong foundation..."


Flanner House offers a variety of outreach programs to assist members of the community in developing and maintaining a strong foundation for lifelong self-sufficiency and independence.

Accomplishments:

  • Named a LISC 2011Center for Working Families – One of only two sites awarded by LISC in 2011
  • Awarded grants from Old National Bank, CICF, CDBG, IPIC, FEMA, CERF, Ruth Lilly and Lilly Endowment
  • There were 55 individuals who graduated from our Skills To Success Life Skills/Job Readiness program
  • Of the 55 graduates Flanner House assisted 26 individuals to obtain employment
  • There were 28 graduates who had an increase in net income in 2010
  • Flanner House provided computer services in 2010 to 352 for individuals in our Career Center for job search and resume posting

There are three main areas of focus:

  • Family Empowerment
  • Life Skills/Job Readiness
  • Employment Center

All services are by appointment only.
Call ahead for an appointment or info at 925-4231 x 256.

Family Empowerment

The Family Empowerment program is designed to assist families in emergency situations while working towards the ultimate goal of self-sufficiency. Services include:

Emergency Financial assistance

  • Rent
  • Utility
  • Transportation
  • Food (referral)

Case Management

  • Assessment
  • Measurement of Life Areas
  • Establishing of goals
  • Monthly follow-up

Referrals

  • Education
  • Health
  • Shelter
  • Child Care

Life Skills/Job Readiness

The “Skills to Success” Program provides holistic life skills services. Participants enroll in a 7 week, 3 hour per day, 5 days per week training program offering modules designed to build job readiness and employment skills, enhanced communication, life skills and life coaching, situational analysis and personal financial management.

There are four areas of focus:

Life Skills:

  • Life coaching for goal setting and barrier removal
  • Mental Refocus Modification
  • Self-esteem/Confidence building
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Team dynamics
  • Coping strategies
  • Conflict resolution
  • Anger management

Job Readiness:

  • Life/Career assessment
  • Application/Resume preparation
  • Interview skills (Video-taped practice interviews)
  • Job retention strategies
  • Job placement assistance
  • Job coaching and post employment follow-up
  • Time management

Financial Literacy:

  • Checking/Savings Accounts
  • Chex Systems Report
  • Personal Finance
  • Budgeting
  • Credit Reports
  • Wealth Building
  • Tax preparation
  • Loan & Interest Rates

Computer Competency:

  • Typing tutorial
  • MS XP professional
  • MS office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Web search/research, Email creation and use
  • Job Boards/Resume posting, Online job applications

Employment Center

We provide adults the opportunity to utilize services that allow them to seek employment. Computer and internet access are available Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 4:30pm. Additional computer access is available at our co-located service the Marion County Public Library.

Services available:

  • Three (3) computer stations
  • Job Bank maintained
  • Internet access
  • Resume creation and review
  • Job referrals