It means a lot to Carol Green, who grew up in the neighborhood with a single mother.
"There was no one in the community that came alongside and walked us through," she said.
On Tuesday, Shalom House officials gave the secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services a tour, showing off what will be the Capital Area Head Start Program and a transitional living area.
For Green, it's not just about the services that will be offered. It's more about how it makes the family feel.
"You're not just a number. You're not just another person who does not have," Green said.
Officials with Shalom House said the cost to purchase and renovate the building will be about $2 million. About half that amount has been raised so far.
Carol and Chris Green have been partnering with Shalom House since the fall of 2015, providing staff and life coaching support and training that will continue in the new facility.
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|Community Life Coach Carol Green Speaks to WGAL Reporter|
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Many coaching, mentoring and community outreach programs employ what is known as a "deficit model" of working with people. That's where you focus on the problems (deficits) of a person, and then apply a set of pre-determined, cookie cutter steps and treatments to address their issues. The deficit-based model is what many well-meaning Helpers use, but it rarely works long-term, leaving Helpers wondering why their clients fail to break the cycles of addiction and recidivism.
However, CARE-Ready Life Coaching™ mirrors the principles found in the proven, Best Practice strategies of Strength-based, Solution-focused models. CARE-Ready life coaches are trained to connect with people in order to build a relationship/ partnership that empowers the client; thus allowing the client to discover the solutions that will work best for them.
Also, while many coaching programs focus on how to target potential high-paying affluent clients, and high-paying speaking opportunities, the Greens train, equip and empower Care-Ready Providers and Coaches™, who are willing to take on the most often overlooked people of society; those who live in under-served communities, who can least afford, but benefit the most from professional guidance.
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