CLEVELAND --- For some women in Northeast Ohio, the new year brings new hope through a special program offered at Cuyahoga Community College. Now in its 27th year of operation, the Women in Transition/Displaced Homemakers Program focuses on women seeking change in their lives.
By participating in this free eight week program, women who are divorced, widowed, separated, single parents, underemployed or unemployed can learn personal and career development skills as well as attend computer training workshops. Funded by the Ohio Board of Regents and private foundations, the Women in Transition/Displaced Homemakers Program at Tri-C has helped hundreds of women realize their potential and successfully prepare for the next step in their lives.
Some of our most recent participants considered a number of options after program completion. They work with Tri-C’s Key Career Place, the College’s comprehensive career guidance center, on how to conduct results-oriented job searches. Others research a variety of occupations and learn about Tri-C’s academic programs to prepare themselves for careers in those fields and work towards their GED as a result of this program.
“The staff at our three campuses provides the support and services that help women reach their potential,” said Susan Anderson, Women in Transition/Displaced Homemakers Program. “Our program is the largest of its kind in the state of Ohio. We have served more than 10,000 women. That’s a lot of women becoming economically independent and self-sufficient,” she added.
The next free eight week program begins on January 18 and ends on March 11. It is available on a first come, first serve basis. For more information about the Women in Transition/Displaced Homemakers Program, call (216) 987-4187 or visit http://www.tri-c.edu/eop/docs/dh/dhm.htm.