Tools for Life – becoming a homeowner is a large endeavor for everyone involved. It takes a lot of hard work and determination, but we continually meet people like you who are up for the challenge. Our Tools for Life homeowner education classes will set you up for success.
Tools for Life: homeowner education
As a part of Habitat for Humanity’s sweat equity component, each partner family completes several required homeowner education classes in our Tools for Life program. These classes are designed to prepare families for financial responsibilities of becoming homeowners, how to best maintain their homes and acclimate into their new neighborhoods. Habitat’s overall goal is to empower families to become knowledgeable and successful homeowners.
Tools for Life: Class Topics
During these financial education classes, we’ll cover topics such as budgeting, credit cards and credit reports, debt and loans, saving, investing and planning for the future, emergency situations, as well as Habitat homeowner mortgages. Gaining a more in-depth understanding of these important concepts will become part of a tool belt you can use to build a better future.
- March 6, 2017: 6:00 p.m. at Pathways United Methodist Church, (1232 East Dale Street, Springfield, MO 65803)
- Basic Car Maintenance Tips: Do you know when you should be changing which fluids in your car? What should you be prepared to replace, at what time, to avoid being stranded? Come learn about basic car maintenance that could prevent more expensive future repairs, from Bruce Snavely with Central Assembly’s Oil Change Ministry.
- March 13, 2017: 6:30 p.m. at Habitat for Humanity Offices (2410 S. Scenic, Springfield, MO 65807).
- Financial Stability: What does it mean to be financially stable and how to you get there? What financial considerations play a part in attaining financial stability? Come and find out with Felicia Morgan and Pam Robison, with Arvest Bank.
- March 27, 2017: 6:00 p.m. at Woodland Heights Presbyterian Church, (722 West Atlantic Street, Springfield, MO 65803)
- Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice: Come learn how to approach and resolve conflict while maintaining your cool with Missouri State University’s Center For Dispute Resolution.
Tools for Life classes are free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend. Adults only please, no childcare will be provided. To register for a Tools for Life class, please contact Morgan Ash, partner services associate, at 417-829-4001 x 114.
Teach a Tools for Life class:
All parts of Tools for Life depend on the generosity of volunteers and partnerships with other organizations dedicated to our community. If you’re interested in volunteering as a teacher, please contact Morgan Ash, partner services associate, at 417-829-4001 x 114.