Self-Help and Empowerment


Financial Skills

  • We provide budget counseling to households receiving significant financial assistance with housing or heating costs.
  • We offer temporary payeeships for people who would otherwise be homeless, while they learn to manage their money.

Job Skills Training 

  • RetroWorks, our resale division, provides training in basic employability skills for people in the Reach Up program. Our high success rate has made us a model for other sites around the state.


  • We offer informal counseling in tenant skills, social skills coaching, information on cooking, reducing energy consumption, low-cost, non-toxic household cleaners, food safety, and lots more.