Stability = the ability to maintain a consistent standard of living with current income and outside assistance (i.e. food stamps, housing voucher, medical assistance, etc.)
Self-Sufficiency = the ability to consistently meet one's needs—including food, housing, utilities, health care, transportation, taxes, dependent care and clothing—with minimal or no financial assistance or subsidies from private or public organizations.
Neuroscience shows that the chronic stress of poverty has a severe impact on functions like working memory, mental flexibility, and impulse control. When you are poor, your mind is constantly taxed with short-term survival-based decisions, and it's almost impossible to think about the future. LARS' Self-Sufficiency Program takes a unique approach to repair these effects. We partner with you so that over time you can acquire the resources, skills, and sustained behavior changes necessary to attain and maintain economic independence.
We currently have openings for 1-2 motivated individuals to join this 18-24 month program! Contact Audrey Vaught for more information.