SAL center revamps services

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sav-A-Life in Troy is revamping its programs in order to make them more accessible to those who may benefit from its services.

Shauna Hutzler, the coordinator for the new program, said Family Life Enrichment and Education Cooperative (FLEEC) is designed to assess each individual client’s needs and then offer the programs tailor to those needs at a time that is convenient for them.

“In the past, the programs have been offered as a group, and the scheduled time is often not when clients are able to attend,’ Hutzler said. “With FLEEC, when clients walk in the door, we will be able to sit down with them to learn what their needs are and how we can best meet those needs.”

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Hutzler said FLEEC is a program that includes moms in different stages of pregnancy, pre-natal care and parenting. The needs -based program is individualized and is designed to address issues particular to males also.

“The program teaches life skills that will be of benefit to women of all ages,” Hutzler said. “We have women in different situations in their life and each situation is different. The unique value of FLEEC is that it is individualized and meets specific needs.”

The FLEEC program is designed to be of benefit to males who are facing fatherhood and the responsibilities that come with it.

“We often have men who come in with the women, and we are looking forward to expanding what we have to offer to the males in our community,” she said.

But the program will also benefit any women and men who are facing other difficult circumstances.

Hutzler said life skill training could have far-reaching benefits.

“Our hope is to work with the Department of Human Resources in offering the FLEEC program to their clients and also to work with the local court system,” she said. “Often those in the court system are ordered to take life-skill classes to fulfill court orders. For those, the FLEEC program offers instruction on resume building and on the interview process. It helps clients with job searches, apartment hunting, house hunting. It teaches them about money management and many more life skills that are needed to be successful in family life and in the workplace.”

Hutzler will be at Sav-A-Life during regular office hours and will facilitate the classes based on each client’s individual needs.

Sav-A-Life is open from10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 2 p.m. on Friday.

For more information call Sav-A-Life at 334-566-2880.