Francine is Enjoying the Assets for Success Program
“My teacher is wonderful. She’s funny. It feels like she’s a twin to me because we’ve experienced the same stuff,” says Francine, a participant in DECSA’s Assets for Success program. Tanya, Francine’s “wonderful” facilitator says, “Francine is eager to learn, and she is very enthusiastic in every aspect of her life.” Through the Assets for Success program, Tanya and Brigjilda, Francine’s case manager, are working with Francine toward her goal of finding a consistent job.
Assets for Success provides individuals who identify themselves as having mental health conditions the support they need to find and maintain suitable employment or education.
Through Assets, Francine has been learning many life management skills including problem solving, time management, personal development, goal setting, and stress management. She is also developing short term and long term work-related goals and actively applying for jobs with guidance from Tanya and Brigjilda.
Francine is learning alongside other participants with similar goals. “I made friends with some of my classmates,” Francine says, “If I have a problem, I can talk to them.” DECSA works to create an environment where participants can learn and grow at their own pace. “The atmosphere is friendly, and most importantly, a safe haven to all of our clients. The clients are known by name, and are supported in every way,” says Tanya.
If you are unemployed or underemployed and have a mental health condition such as bipolar disorder, an anxiety disorder, or depression, phone us at (780) 474-2500 for more information, or email DECSA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on May 20, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged anxiety disorder, Assets for Success, bipolar disorder, DECSA, depression, Edmonton, Employment, employment support, job, mental health, mental illness, post traumatic stress disorder, Work. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.