We encourage all patients to attend Life skills class. The Life Skills class within the Wells House program provides the opportunity for individuals to develop essential skills needed to successfully transition into the community. Participants create an individualized plan that identifies supports they would like to work towards. Individuals have many opportunities to volunteer in the community, strengthen their after-care plans, and learn about resources that allow for future development. Some focused activities include budgeting, resume building, online job searches, utilizing employment enhancing resources (Maryland Workforce Exchange and Western Maryland Consortium), housing supports, educational programs with financial aid supports, and social service resources. As individuals transition, they go into the community with the knowledge resources and supports that will provide the additional structure needed to allow them success in everyday life.
We encourage any patient who does not have their GED or High School diploma to take GED classes while in treatment. We offer GED classes for patients who do not have one or who just need tutoring in a particular area. We also provide patients with the opportunity to take their GED test.
“I was nervous and apprehensive about the program at first. What I found was amazing! The counselors really cared about my needs and goals. They pointed me in all the right directions for medical and mental health care as well as local self-help meetings. I was provided every tool I needed to succeed, it was simply up to me to follow the guidelines. I was offered a chance for a new life. I was also offered a GED education. The GED program was amazing, it offered me a personalized chance to learn the criteria and the testing facility was just a short walk away. I got my GED in just a few months and had a blast doing it! Thank you to the Wells House program and all its staff. I celebrate 7 months sobriety 6 days from now and am looking at college for the first time in my life!”
– Mike B., GED graduate 2017