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Community Programs and Classes

Society's Assets is dedicated to being a stong community partner. We host several groups and events for disability awareness, peer support, and education for people with disabilities and mental health conditions and their families and friends. Follow our Facebook for current events and news.

 

Certified Peer Specialist Training

Applications are now open for the Certified Peer Specialist training in Janesville in June 2019. A certified peer specialist is a paid professional who has lived experience with a mental health condition and/or substance use disorder. They are certified by the state to provide peer specialist services to support others with their recovery and be an important part of that recovery team. You must complete a state-sponsored training to be able to take the exam and get your certification. Visit www.wicps.org for more information on peer specialists, the training, the exam, and employment opportunities.

For more information or to request an application, contact Tricia at 800-378-9128 or tlewis@societysassets.org. Click here to view the full flyer

 

TREES (Teaching Relationships for Everyone in Everyday Situations)

Explore relationships and boundaries with our exclusive, interactive program. TREES guides you through how different relationships develop, how to set your own boundaries, and how to recognize and respect the boundaries of others. From best friends to co-workers, each relationship is different, but they all start with ourselves. Contact us with questions about funding sources or accomodations. 

 

 

 

 

Bookworm Club Meetings

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Our Independent Living Center is hosting monthly Bookworm Club meetings to delve into books that explore disability-related themes. A limited supply of each title is available from our lending library. Past books include Still Alice, The Fault in Our Stars, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Our group meets at the Kenosha north-side library at 3:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month.  

Contact us with questions.

 

 

RevitalEYES: Vision Loss Empowerment Group

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Revital Eyes is an empowerment group for those with any degree of vision loss. We meet monthly to give insight and provide resources for anyone with a visual impairment, no matter how recent. We support each other in being independent and living with vision loss. 

We meet in the Community Room at Saxony Manor, 1850 22nd Avenue, Kenosha. We meet on the second Thursday of the month from 1:30 to 3pm. For more information, contact Tami at 262-925-6097.

 

GameAble - Youth Game Night

GameAble is a free game night event for those aged 14-25. Event takes place on the last Thursday of odd months (March, May, July, September, November) from 6-7:30pm at our Racine office 5200 Washington Ave, Second Floor Suite 225, Racine. There is an elevator and accessible parking in the rear of the building. Adaptive equipment and technology tools available to accommodate any skill level, ability, and amount of participation. If you have questions, concerns, or requests, please contact Tyler at 262-637-9128. Or email him here. Click here for flyer

 

 

 


Professional Training

 

Certified Peer Specialist Training

Society's Assets is the coordinator of certified peer specialist trainings for Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Jefferson, and Rock counties. A certified peer specialist is someone who has lived experience with a mental health condition and/or substance abuse use who is also formally trained in peer support skills. A certified peer specialist is a paid professional who uses their experience and training to support others in recovery. Please see flyer for more information on certified peer specialists in Wisconsin. For the most up-to-date information on upcoming trainings and events for certified peer specialists, please visit www.wicps.org or contact Tricia at 262-637-9128.


Youth and Independent Living Classes

Presented by people with disabilities for people with disabilities in a flexible learning environment. We welcome the use of technology tools and personal care workers.

 

RAILS (Relationships, Advocacy, Independent Living Skills)

RAILS is an independent living skills summer program for transition-age youth. It covers a wide range of topics that are crucial for a smooth transition into a job and adult life. Please see flyer for more information. Contact Pauline for more information.

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Your Money Matters

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Learn to make and stick to a budget, build good credit and save for your future. Contact Contact Pauline for more information or see flyer.

 

 

 

Help Yourself: Self-Advocacy

Learn to use your voice to speak up for your needs, wants, and goals at work, at school, and at home. Contact us with questions about funding sources or accomodations.

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Check back for future class dates or contact our Independent Living team at 262-637-9128 TTY 866-840-9761 to set up a class. 

 

 

 

 

Skills to Pay the Bills

Learn the soft skills necessary to be successful on the job. From communication to a good professional attitude, we use hands on activities and interaction to practice people skills. Contact us with questions about funding sources or accomodations.

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Check back for future class dates or contact our Independent Living team at 262-637-9128 TTY 866-840-9761 to set up a class. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Living Well with a Disability

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Society's Assets offers a weekly, 10-session workshop for people who want to improve their lives by learning about healthy lifestyles. Interested in joining the workshop and getting your life in balance? Contact Society's Assets for class dates and more information. (262) 637-9128.