The HERO YouthBuild Program
HERO completed its most current Construction Skills Training YB Program spring 2018 and is working to add Construction Plus programming with Shelton State Community College Partnership in Culinary Arts, Cosmetology and Barbering, Automotive Diesel Mechanics and Welding, Business Office Management and Medical Records Technology, and Certified Nursing Assistant as well as Home Health Care Certification.
Energy Assistance Program
HERO administers the Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to aide low income residents in Hale County with their utility bills.
Applications are closed for Cooling 2018.
Cooking Matters at the Store for WIC Parents
Cooking Matters is now offered at HERO! A 1.5 hour educational store tour that teaches parents with small children how to shop healthier on a budget. The program includes buying fruits and vegetables on a budget, comparing unit prices, reading food labels, and identifying whole grain foods.
Permanent Supportive Housing
HERO partners with ARCH to offer Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH). PSH is a cost-effective solution to the needs of vulnerable people with disabilities who are homeless, institutionalized, or at greatest risk of these conditions. The PSH approach integrates permanent, affordable rental housing with the best practice community-based supportive services needed to help people who are homeless and/or have serious and long-term disabilities - such as mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, substance use disorders, and chronic health conditions - access and maintain stable housing in the community.
Fatherhood Program Hale
The Fatherhood Program is a employment-based service that focuses on providing services that can help the noncustodial parent achieve self-sufficiency. It also encourages parents to increase emotional, parental and financial involvement in the lives of the noncustodial parent’s children. Services offered; GED Enrollment, job training, job search/placement and volunteer work opportunities.
(This program is made possible by funding through the Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention)
Access To Visitation
Access To Visitation helps increase noncustodial parents’ access to and time with their children. This Program provides services such as: mediation, development of parenting plans, education, and counseling.
Rotary Culinary and Textiles Program
The Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization (HERO) introduces the Rotary Culinary and Textiles Program. This innovative program, generously sponsored by the Rotary Club International, will teach low-income individuals who are interested in starting their own business, the essential skills to be successful. Topics include: business Plans 101, basic business bookkeeping and budgeting, marketing 101 and soft skills or Customer Service Training.