Training for Displaced Homemakers Available; Info Session Dec. 17 at CMCC

Atlantic Cape Community College is launching the Cape May County Displaced Homemakers program for the residents of Cape May County who were affected by Superstorm Sandy. An open house and information session will be held 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.

The program is designed to assist displaced homemakers in Cape May County successfully complete an educational program that will lead to employment. If needed, participants may also be able to receive assistance for transportation, clothing and child care.

A displaced homemaker is an individual who has lost his or her primary source of income due to divorce, separation, deployment of a spouse or the death or disability of a spouse and who must now obtain or update his or her skills to enter the workforce. Displaced homemaker programs provide a range of services, including life skills development, computer literacy training, job counseling and training, job placement assistance and resources, and financial management services.

The Cape May County Displaced Homemakers program at Atlantic Cape is funded through the New Jersey Department of Children and Families and the Division on Women through a federal Social Services Block Grant for those impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

For additional information on the Cape May County Displaced Homemakers program, visit http://www.atlantic.edu/grantprograms or contact Jennifer Riggio at jriggio@atlantic.edu or (609) 463-4774, ext. 5693.

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