ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
Project PEACE (Parents Equipped and Children Encouraged) supports families through a wide spectrum of services in the areas of parenting, adult relationships, and workforce training and education. Services include individualized and group classes and workshops, referrals to other community services, and financial assistance for work-related skills development.
FREE childcare is provided 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday) from 9am-12pm for parents while they are participating in Project PEACE classes or working through the workforce program.
I love this place. People from here are all sweet. They offer a lot of different of classes. They've also helped me a lot with my English. As a mother of small children, I love they have child care so I can attend class.
~ Project PEACE participant
PARENTING & ADULT RELATIONSHIPS:
Project PEACE provides supports to strengthen the family so its members are able to live fuller, happier, and more productive lives. Services include adult classes and workshops in parenting, relationships, and budgeting and also case management to help families locate additional supports in the community.
Staff assists families in developing their own Family Services Plan adapted to their particular needs.
WORKFORCE TRAINING & ADULT EDUCATION:
Project PEACE helps unemployed and underemployed individuals improve their job skills and increase their career opportunities. Its person-centered focus allows individuals to create their own goals and develop an individualized plan for achieving their goals.
Services include career counseling, high school equivalency preparation, WorkKeys certification, acquiring and upgrading job skills. Qualified individuals receive financial assistance for testing fees, community college workforce classes, and work-based learning experiences.
- Community Service agencies
- Institutions of higher education
- Local Schools
- Civic and faith-based groups and businesses
Project PEACE is a a grant funded by the Mississippi Department of Human Services.