Life Skills

Ivy Street students are immersed in life skills learning, with the goal of giving students as many tools as possible for their transition back to the community. Among the many skills we help students develop are:

  • becoming an active participant in their own case management
  • personal care and hygiene
  • maintaining family connections and social connections
  • navigating friendships and relationships
  • Internet safety
  • communication
  • accessing public services
  • budgeting and banking
  • using public transportation
  • cooking and nutrition
  • personal organization
  • healthcare and medication management
  • shopping
  • household management (cleaning, organizing, and caretaking)
  • laundry