At MiNDS we believe in empowering individuals to succeed so that they can in turn help their families succeed. We are currently starting up projects that are focused on economic development within communities – providing stability to families who are at risk of not being able to make ends meet. These projects currently focus around understanding finance and financial planning, as well as jobs training through certification courses.
One of the current programs in progress is our job-training course that will assist individuals in making a sustainable income in order to provide financial support to their families. For this, MiNDS has teamed up with community volunteers and the Richman Center of Fullerton to provide these courses. For our first training program we have 16 individuals signed up to complete a computer-based training and certification process in Home Care Aid Services. This training covers work place hazards and safety, caregiver values and teamwork, and infection preventing and control. It prepares individuals to perform duties in personal care, companion care, and homemaker care.
Once their training is complete, individuals are prepared to work in private or public non-medical home care agencies, senior care facilities, senior centers, skilled nursing home facilities, or any other organization with a home care aid position. Over the next few weeks, we plan to track our participants’ progress as well as their achievement of employment following the certification.
Our long-term strategy is to continue to provide courses and training that will enhance community members’ understanding and knowledge so that they can continue to thrive. By doing so we’re contributing to both community and economic development, ultimately improving families’ lives and reducing poverty.
We will continue to work with partners in our local communities between East LA and North Orange County to develop courses and training that will benefit individuals and families. If you’re interested in getting involved in our programming, either as a volunteer, participant, or partner please contact us.