If you’re a young adult looking to move out on your own, or you have recently transitioned to moving out, Moose Jaw Family Services is offering Living Independent Skills (LIS) sessions starting February 1st that can help. 

“It provides the chance to connect with community organizations and other resources and [has] the aim of fostering positive outcomes for young people as they transition into independence,” said Tara Jones, executive director with Moose Jaw Family Services. 

Some topics covered include knowing your rights when renting, getting identification, opening a bank account, managing your money, determining your post-secondary education or career options, maintaining healthy relationships, and self-care.  

“We also like to engage with the participants who join our program to see if there’s any specific topics that they’re interested in, because we’re always willing to find the resources to support the people that are in the current program.” 

They may include guest speakers from different organizations to talk to participants about the various topics.  

There is no defined age range for the programming, but participants are typically between 15 and 25 years old. The program is free of charge, but people need to pre-register by emailing kayla@mjfamilyservices.ca or by calling Kayla at 306-630-8349.  

The program has ten modules and will run Thursday evenings in-person at Moose Jaw Family Services’ boardroom at 200 Main Street South, with the start time still to be decided. 

Moose Jaw Family Services is looking to have possible participants signed up by January 31st so that everyone can go through all modules, but they would be open to people joining in later.  

Moose Jaw Family Services runs their LIS programming twice a year.