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We design and offer high-quality training opportunities that equip professionals to effectively navigate public benefit and housing programs. Our courses provide practical knowledge, advocacy skills, and access to government contacts, helping you cut through the red tape.


We Train Social Service Professionals on Government Benefit and Housing Programs

Why Choose the Learning Center?

Unique Approach:

  • Adult Learning Principles: Our courses incorporate principles of adult learning theory, ensuring you leave with a clear understanding of complex concepts and the skills to assist your clients.

  • Clear Learning Objectives: Each course is designed with specific learning objectives, allowing us to develop focused curriculum and measure your confidence in key areas.

  • Practical Application: We not only explain the rules but also have you apply them to real-life scenarios. You'll learn critical advocacy techniques to use when the system doesn't work as it should.

  • Expert Instructors: Interact with expert instructors, learn best practices, engage in hands-on exercises, and network with other social service professionals.

If you are a licensed social worker or mental health counselor we can provide continuing education credit:
We are recognized by the NYS Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#SW-0213) and licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0247).

See our FAQ & Training Policy for details.


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