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PO Box 461074

Aurora, Colorado 80046

 

 

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4610 S Ulster St. Ste. 150

Denver, Colorado 80237

When life’s storms create a drowning squall of debt, and the darkness of hopelessness and fear consume you, the Beacon of Hope Outreach Center wants to throw you a lifeline of hope and reprieve!

 

Introduction

 

Beacon of Hope Outreach Center (BHOC) introduces our core program, LifeLine, which will partner with a number of experts and professionals in a variety of areas to provide a well-rounded program to help prevent homelessness and offer much needed assistance to families in low-income, unemployed, or financial distress.

 

Purpose

 

Over a period of three years, LifeLine will help families in need of basic financial, emotional, physical, and spiritual resources by guiding them through a hands-on course covering a number of topics, including:

 

· Financial Management

· Employment & Career Counseling

· Housing & Transportation

· Consumer Education

· Home Life & Home Management

· Personal Development & Self Care

· Safety & Legal Rights

· Interpersonal Communication & Building Relationships

· Nutrition & Meal Planning

· Social Skills & Etiquette

· Diversity & Cultural Literacy

· Family Life

· Community Involvement & Civic Participation

· Much, much more…

 

Implementation

 

The program is designed to begin with the parent, guardian, or head of household during the first year, by providing guidance and a hands-on approach to life management skills.  The second year concentrates on involving teenage participants and preparation for emancipation.  The third year of the program focuses on the younger members, concluding with the overall development of the family unit and evaluation of their ability to be self-sufficient and a more functional part of society.

 

Design

 

LifeLine is unique in design because most life skills programs start with children preparing for emancipation.  However, it is our experience that most children preparing to leave the nest are not well-equipped to survive on their own or be self-sufficient because they do not have experienced or involved parents who are able to provide this much needed training and preparation for adulthood.  Therefore, LifeLine begins by identifying the needs of the parent(s) or guardian(s), and equipping the adult “captains” of the family “ship,” so they can begin implementing changes and offering guidance to the remainder of the family.

 

LifeLine is not a new concept, but it is a new program reaching into the past and bringing forth life skills training that has since been abandoned by academia and society by providing simplistic and basic training lacking in many homes today due to lack of time, lack of knowledge, or lack of sufficient training.

 

This program is instrumental in teaching basic foundations and principles such as:

 

· Opening a checking or savings account and managing personal finances.

· Understanding credit and how to use it wisely.

· Understanding nutrition and learning how to prepare a nutritious meal.

· Learning valuable laundry tips and how to iron clothing.

· Conducting self-care and personal hygiene techniques.

· And many more basic life management skills.

 

If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. - Psalm 139:9-10