New Choices: Strategies for Success
A Program for Displaced Homemakers
- Are you a homemaker who is now looking for work outside the home?
- Do you need to improve your skills or further your education to get the job you want?
- Is your current means of support near its end?
If you answered “YES” to these questions, you may be able to get help through the New Choices program!
Who is a Displaced Homemaker?
NC General Statute 143B-394.4 defines a displaced homemaker as an individual who meets all three of the following criteria:
- Has worked in the home providing unpaid household services for at least 5 years;
- Is unable to secure gainful employment due to lack of training/experience, is unemployed or under-employed; and
- Has been dependent on the income of another household member but is no longer adequately supported by that income, is receiving support from a spouse but is within 2 years of losing such support, has been supported by public assistance as the parent of minor children but is no longer eligible, or is within 2 years of losing such eligibility.
- Career Counseling
- Support Groups
- Financial Aid for School
- Goal Setting
- Information and Referral
- Workshops and Seminars
- Job Preparation (job search, resume writing, applications, interviewing, etc.)
New Choices: Strategies for Success is operated by Catawba Valley Community College and is funded through a grant from the North Carolina Council for Women and Domestic Violence Commission.
Helping displaced homemakers in the Catawba Valley Area become self-confident and economically self-sufficient!
For more information contact:
Renee Neal, New Choices Program Coordinator
Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Hwy. 70, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Phone:(828) 327-7000 ext. 4408