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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.

 

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 Racine and Kenosha counties and Jenni for Walworth, Jefferson, and Rock counties.

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Racine - Summer 2018

Kenosha - Summer 2018

Janesville - Summer 2018

 

 

 

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.

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

Our next meeting is on July 31st. We will be reading Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. 

For more information about the Bookworm Club, contact Tami in Kenosha at (262) 925-6097.

 

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. 

On June 6, 2018, The RevitalEyes peer support group will have Lyn Elvetici from the Kenosha Housing Authority present on Section 8 voucher program, a home purchase program for people with lower income and also a home improvement grant for people with lower incomes. 

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

 

GameAble - Youth Game Night

Join us for a Game Night for youth with disabilities. We will have a variety of board games, card games, video games, and computer games to explore and play. Snacks will be provided. Come make some new friends and hang out!

This event is for youth under 25 years old, please. This event is FREE! Call Tyler at 262-637-9128 TTY 866-840-9761 or email him here.

GameAble is on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6-7:30pm. Even months (April, June, August, October, December) are held at our Racine office, odd months (May, July, September, November) are held at our Kenosha office. See Racine flyer and Kenosha flyer

 


Professional Training

Our trainers have worked in a variety of settings and have many years of experience as nurses, educators, and human resources professionals. Society's Assets helps people assess their interest and increase their knowledge for employment, life skills, and advocacy.

Training for Long Term Care Workers and CBRF/AFH Staff

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Our trainers are DHS approved for providing WI CBRF HFS 83 certified training and WI AFH 88 employee training.

If you are a CBRF owner or AFH owner in Racine, Kenosha, Walworth or surrounding communities, and would like to learn more about our CBRF training classes or RN consulting, please contact Kayleigh McGee via email. (kmcgee@societysassets.org)

 

 

 

CBRF Classes:

Our CBRF Classes are offered monthly. Click here for schedule.

 

Eventbrite - CBRF Classes

 

Caring for Those with Memory Loss

Society's Assets offers training to people who care for family members, clients, and others with dementia, Alzheimer's disease and other forms of memory loss. See flyer. Schedule here.

 

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.

 

Your Money Matters

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Learn to make and stick to a budget, build good credit and save for your future. Contact Becca at 262-637-9128 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.