Education and Skill Building

  • North Star attempts to be much more than just a safety net for families. Each family has had their own specific barriers and challenges that led them to homelessness.
  • The shelter works diligently to build up each family’s “tool box” so they will be better prepared to maintain their self-sufficient, permanent housing when they leave the shelter. New knowledge can help protect families from experiencing homelessness ever again.
  • Training’s that are consistently offered are:

– Changing habits.

– Stress and self-care.

– Time management.

– Healthy eating on a budget.

– Conflict resolution skills.

– Effective communication.

– Budget/money management

– Understanding your peers.

– Tenant rights.

– Program rules, guidelines and procedures.