Flourish

Participants in the Flourish program receives job placement and retention services. They are referred to the center by the Illinois Department of Human Services training department.


AARCB’s Flourish program provides TANF customers with tools and support to overcome barriers that prevent employment and gain access to economic opportunities. In addition, the Flourish program serves as a community resource allowing TANF customers to be become contributing members of their community byway of their:


  • LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT in the areas of

  1. communication and interpersonal skills

  2. decision making and problem-solving skills

  3. self-awareness and empathy

  4. assertiveness or self-control

  5. Resilience or ability to cope with problems


  • JOB READINESS TRAINING

  1. Resume building

  2. Mock interviewing

  • EDUCATION REFERRAL AND DEVELOPMENT

  1. GED, ESL, Apprenticeships, Internships


  • COMMUNITY SERVICES PROVIDER REFERRALS

  1. On the job training


For more information call Arnette Anderson-Simmons, TANF Coordinator, at 815.962.9117.

TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families