Peer advocates are available to help you identify the skills you need to successfully work towards your goals. Some consumers need assistance managing their finances, such as balancing a check book and paying bills, creating and following a budget, or how to save. Others may need help meeting nutritional needs by learning how to shop and cook, and meal planning on a fixed budget. Still others want to go out in their community to work and play and learn to use the transportation system (paratransit or fixed route buses).
Peer advocates are able to enhance training by sharing their own personal experiences about what works for them. If you want to meet with a peer advocate to explore your training needs, call ILCHV and speak to Karen Garofallou, Director of Programs and Services.