Independent Living

Independent Living

Residents between the ages of 13 and 21 are given additional instruction on developmentally-appropriate skills for real world application. Skills such as household cleaning, cooking, hygiene, health and finance are several examples of the instruction provided for teenage residents while they are at the agency.

Our Community Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator works cooperatively with our Education and Activities Coordinator, both Program Coordinators, as well as with our dedicated volunteers, to schedule life skills courses for our residents to actively participate in as often as possible.

Research shows that life skills are critical to our youth's ability to adapt and deal with the various demands of life.  According to the "Advocates for Youth" organization, "core life skills include the ability to: 1) make decisions, solve problems and think critically and creatively; 2) clarify and analyze values; 3) communicate, including listening, build empathy, be assertive and negotiate; 4) cope with emotions and stress; and 5) feel empathy with others and be self-aware."

While at Helping Hands, we want our children to learn as much as possible from various, successful people. Giving these children the tools and skills they need to survive and prosper once they leave here is an important goal of ours.

Learn about Helping Hands

"Shaping Brighter Futures for Children and Families"

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Contact Helping Hands

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 503 - Aiken, SC 29802
Phone: (803) 648-3456
Fax: (803) 641-4161

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