Before enrolling, clients begin with an assessment and evaluation. They will fill out an application form and schedule an interview with a case manager. This is to help us put together the best resources. They give us a sense of your abilities, challenges, and goals that will be essential to moving forward. Our goal is to meet you wherever you are in life’s journey. That means working with you to develop a network of support that will help you succeed.

These initial steps are the base. From there, case managers will work with you to develop a service plan. The plan outlines: how to reach your personal and professional goals, what support is needed, benefit eligibility and much more. The plan is also flexible. We want it to adapt as you work through programming and learn more. While enrolled, we also will offer services to help with other areas. Things such as navigating the process of getting clothing, food, housing or benefits. We hope to help you develop stability; giving you breathing room to focus on training and working towards positive change.

Stabilization Programming Around Recovery and Resilience Coaching (SPARRC)

Timeline; 4-weeks to graduate, repeatable as needed

Basic stability is important for success in our programs. SPARRC was created specifically for this purpose. SPARRC is one of several entry points into Project Place and is essential for many people before they begin job training. The program is for those who desire change, but aren’t quite prepared for or ready to commit to Work Ready. Covered topics include:

  • Recovery and mental health support. Through Project Place and our close partner agencies, we assess each individuals specific needs. Then, we work together to develop a plan and get started on it. The first step is beginning to overcome barriers that may have affected past success.
  • One-on-one case management sessions. The goal of SPARRC is to help individuals develop a network of support and confidence. For this goal, each person is assigned a case manager. Case managers meet weekly with clients, one-on-one. They are there to help, guide and support success for each person.
  • Group counseling and skill development. Group meetings are held weekly with fellow students. This is an opportunity to share experiences and give and receive support. It can also help people to find their own voice. More than anything it is a way to practice healthy relationship skills.
  • Structured guidance for personal and employment goals. SPARRC wants to help with more than just finding a job. We are working to help you grow both in your personal and professional lives. SPARRC is a stepping stone to give you more time to think about what you want to do and what you want. In later programming, you will be able to narrow down career path and focus on specific goals.
  • A welcoming and supportive community. We are accepting of all differences, backgrounds and personal experiences. We want everyone to feel respected and safe at Project Place. SPARRC, and our other programs, will follow that idea in all aspects of programming.
Sample Schedule

10 am – 12 pm: Group Check-in Session
12 pm – 2 pm: Individual Goal breakout session with Case Manager.

10 am – 12 pm: Skill Enrichment Workshop

12 pm – 1 pm: Transitions in Recovery and Mental Health Workshop
*Clients will pick a 1-hour slot to meet with their Case Manager.

10 am – 12 pm: Skill Enrichment Workshop
12 pm – 1 pm: Group Check-out

*No Class*