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New Paths to Achievement Program

The New Paths to Achievement Program provides free workshops to help low-income, single head-of-household women on Long Island, New York, gain their independence.

Offered by Long Island Cares, the program prepares economically disadvantaged women to become financially independent by boosting their self-esteem and giving them specific employment-seeking skills to help them reenter the workforce. These skills comprise:

  • Personal skills such as assertiveness, parenting, self-confidence, dealing with cultural differences and stereotypes, domestic violence, stress management and anger management.
  • Vocational skills including interviewing, preparing a résumé, filling out an application and looking for and maintaining a job.

Participants come to the free workshops through their connection with a church, social service agency, dependency program, vocational program, homeless shelter or through the Suffolk County Department of Labor.

For most of them, one of the most valuable aspects of the New Paths to Achievement Program is the sharing of feelings and experiences with others who also have the enormous stress of difficult lives and troubled pasts. Validating each other’s experiences and concentrating on their strengths rather than their problems give New Paths to Achievement graduates a tremendous boost on the road to independence.

To find out more about the program or how to refer a potential participant, contact us.