LEGAL ASSISTANCE CLINICS OFFERED!
Legal clinics provide assessments of civil legal issues facing clients. Depending on the assessment, further legal assistance may be available. The clinics are a collaborative effort between the Center, Willamette University School of Law, and the local legal community. Thanks to our partners and Chief Justice Paul J. DeMuniz for providing the impetus and direction for the provision of this needed service. Currently clinics are held each Friday from 3:00 to 5:00. Contact the Center to sign up!
LOOKING FOR WORK WHEN YOU HAVE A CONVICTION HISTORY
Every Wednesday afternoon from 2:00 – 4:00 the Center is offering a workshop to assist people with conviction history in their job search strategy. Topics covered include: How to answer conviction related questions on application forms and in interviews; what is a background check?; where to look for employment opportunities; strategies to maintain a positive outlook and avoid discouragement; and other helpful information. No registration required, simply show up! Individual one-on-one assistance on resumes, applications, job search strategy is available immediately following each workshop.
GED Prep Classes resume July 2 and are scheduled to continue through September! Thanks to a grant, Chemeketa Community College is able to offer GED Prep classes at the Center at no cost to the student. Prospective students must currently be on Marion County supervision. In addition they should have previously been in GED prep classes or tested as appropriate to prep for the GED. Regular attendance and motivation to attain the GED are expected. Classes will be offered: Tues and Thur 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. New students can start any date. Contact the Center at Pinestreet@mwvcaa.org or (503)990-7370 for more information.
COMPUTER LITERACY WORKSHOP OFFERED!
Portland State University is now offering a computer literacy workshop Friday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 at the Center. Persons interested in improving their computer skills are welcome to drop in for the workshop. Using a web-based program, participants can begin at any skill level to learn at their own pace with the assistance of an on-site tutor.
WOMEN’S REENTRY SERVICES
“New Leaf” Women’s Transitional Services is now a part of the Center! Providing mentoring support for women releasing from incarceration, New Leaf also has offered a women’s support group at the Center, meeting July 16 and August 13 for the summer. The group plans to resume a twice monthly schedule beginning in September.