Programs and Services

"Haven is the place where God put me so I could get closer to Him; to know more about Him, to walk with Him." - Alice, Harvest Home resident

Education and Career Development

People in education centerThe educational program’s Career Development Program helps men and women nearing the end of their rehabilitation process learn the skills they need to find and keep a job. Haven of Rest’s Innovative Learning Center allows residents to improve their math, reading, and computer skills, helping to make them more employable.

The Education Department’s Innovative Learning Center offers a seven-phase, computer-enhanced curriculum that places the emphasis on learning rather than teaching. Students are able to assume responsibility for their own education and to progress at their own pace.

All those enrolled in Haven of Rest’s residential
rehabilitation programs for men and women are required to spend 1
1/2 hrs. per day, four days per week, in the Learning Center with
the goal that they will achieve the following goals:

• Reading at eight-grade level (two levels above the national
norm)
• Writing at eight-grade level
• Mastering math skills through pre-algebra level
• Obtaining a high school or general education diploma (GED)
• Mastering MS Windows computer operations
• Becoming employable

As men and women near the end of the resident rehabilitation
process, the Career Development Department provides the help they
need to find a job on their own and keep a job once they obtain it. Residents
also receive assistance in developing a long-range plan for their career
advancement.

The Career Development program helps men and women nearing the end of their
rehabilitation process learn the skills they need to find and keep a job. The
Career Development Coordinator works with the residents to identify skills and
assess what kind of jobs would be most suitable for them.

Success in the Career Development program is completion of classes enabling
residents to secure employment, vocational training, or continue their
education.

• Assess skills and determine most suitable jobs
• Write a resume
• Determine questions to ask during an interview
• Participate in mock interview sessions
• Improve “soft” employment skills employers look for, such as

Proper attitude
Appropriate dress
Problem solving
Punctuality

• Assist in developing a long-range plan for their career advancement
• Research employment opportunities