Sarah Chahley gives information on how to achieve successful housing to participants of the STAR program last February. The SOS is running another free workshop for local residents Oct. 19-22.

SOS looking to make more STARs in Parksville Qualicum Beach

The program aims to help individuals and families achieve and sustain successful housing

  • Sep. 15, 2015 1:00 p.m.

LISSA ALEXANDER

Special to The NEWS

The SOS STAR Program is back, aiming to help more local individuals and families achieve and sustain successful housing.

The program’s name stands for Supporting Tenancy through Action and Resources, and was created by the Nanaimo Women’s Centre. It was first facilitated by SOS Emergency Assistance Coordinator Sarah Chahley at SOS last February 2015.

“We were really pleased with the outcome of the last course and believe these skills would benefit a number of other people in our community,” said Chahley.

The program will run Oct 19-22, from

1-4 p.m. The three-hour long workshops are interactive and fun and require participants to be alert and ready to learn. The STAR program is open to men, women, couples and youth. The course will cover budgeting, living with others, conflict management, putting your best foot forward, tenant rights and responsibilities, local resources and much more. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate.

Space is limited. For more information or to register call 250-248-2093 ext. 241 or e-mail:

assistance@sosd69.com.

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