Life Skills 101 Program

Every Skill learned is a Step Towards Stability

Life Skills 101 Program at Sheltered by Grace

Our Life Skills 101 Program is designed to develop essential core life skills for our clients, equipping them to maintain long-term tenancies. Practical life skills and their application in daily life are our main focus.

At Sheltered by Grace, we recognise that overcoming homelessness involves more than just providing shelter. It requires addressing the root causes and equipping individuals with the tools they need to thrive independently.

This program is a testament to our commitment to providing holistic support that empowers individuals to rebuild their lives with dignity and self-reliance.

We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to live a fulfilling life, free from the cycle of homelessness. Through this program, we aim to empower individuals to regain control of their lives and become contributing members of the community.

Join us in making a difference – your support can help someone find their way home.


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Domestic and family violence

Escaping unsafe environments can leave individuals vulnerable and without essential life skills.


Volunteering offers opportunities for personal and professional development, allowing you to learn new skills and gain valuable experience.

Mental health challenges

Addressing mental health needs is crucial for individuals to manage daily living and maintain independence.

This program prepares clients to sustain a tenancy after completing other programs like our 6-month Rehabilitation Recovery Program or our Overcoming Trauma Program.

What's in it for You?

Program Aims

The Life Skills 101 Program aims to provide training and development for clients who have faced homelessness or been at risk due to factors such as:

Identified Need

A major barrier to housing and long-term tenancy stability is the lack of life skills. Many clients who have been chronically homeless lack the necessary skills to care for themselves and maintain a tenancy. Our program addresses this gap through structured, modular training, culminating in a certificate that highlights the skills and competencies achieved, which can be presented to housing providers.

Program Content

  • Finances

  • Food and Nutrition

  • Paperwork and Administration

  • Technology

  • Job Applications

  • Practical Skills

  • Gardening Skills

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Clients learn to create and manage a budget using self-paced workbooks, with guidance from a professional facilitator.  


Instruction on setting up and using a bank account effectively.

Debt Management

Strategies for paying down debt and maintaining financial stability.


The program is delivered by our onsite social workers, student volunteers, professionals where needed, and community volunteers. Using structured workbooks and other materials, the program is conducted in-house with grant funding supporting the printing of workbooks, food safety courses, transport to education venues, and professional facilitators.

Conclusion and Certification

At the end of the program, clients review each section, ask questions, and receive motivation and inspiration to continue their journey. A certificate of completion is awarded, highlighting the skills and competencies gained. This certificate can be presented to housing providers as a testament to the individual’s ability and readiness for independent living.

This structured approach to life skills training ensures that each participant can build a foundation of competencies critical for long-term independence and stability. By integrating practical life skills with holistic development, the Life Skills 101 Program at Sheltered by Grace provides a comprehensive support system for those transitioning from homelessness to stable living.


This program has been supported with a grant from the Lady Bowen Trust. The Lady Bowen Trust's generosity has been instrumental in helping us launch and deliver this life-changing program. Their dedication to tackling homelessness inspires us to continue our work.

Join us, alongside the Lady Bowen Trust, in making a lasting difference in the lives of individuals experiencing homelessness. Your contribution, big or small, can provide the resources needed to equip our clients with essential life skills and guide them towards a brighter, more independent future.

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The Benefits of Sponsoring Life Skills 101 Program with Sheltered by Grace

Sponsoring a program is not about giving a helping hand, it is about creating a ripple effect of positive change. Here at Sheltered by Grace, we believe everyone deserves a chance to build a brighter tomorrow. By partnering with us, you are directly investing in the lives of those who need them most. Here's what you can achieve together with Sheltered by Grace:

Brand Reputation

Enhance your company's reputation as a socially conscious business leader.

Tax Deductible Donation

Enjoy the satisfaction of knowing your contribution is tax-deductible, maximising your impact.

Empowers Individuals

You'll be providing the tools and support people need to build a better life.

Social Responsibility

Demonstrate your commitment to social justice and equality through meaningful action.

Inspires Hope

Witnessing the power of compassion is a beacon of light for those facing challenges.

Stronger Community

By supporting individuals experiencing homelessness, we create a safer, more inclusive community for everyone.

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Support our innovative syntropic garden project this September.

It is not just about food; it's about dignity, connection, and a chance to thrive.

Together, we can grow!

Give Someone a Chance to Build a New Beginning

Lend a Hand: Support Life Skills 101 Program and Change Lives

Help people experiencing homelessness get back on their feet. Looking to make a real difference? Your support can equip people facing homelessness with the skills they need to find and keep a roof over their head. The Life Skills 101 program provides essential training to help individuals build confidence and practical skills for independent living. From budgeting to self-care, this program helps people get back on track with their lives.

By partnering with us, you are not just giving someone a handout, you are giving them a hand up. Donate today and help someone build a brighter future. Want to get your company involved? We offer rewarding
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