Real Life Tools

Our life empowering tools are on-site groups that help women improve in the following areas: social skills, parenting responsibility, job readiness, education wellness, and money management.

Social Skills

Group that focuses on standard social skills such as communication skills and conflict resolution, skills to help a person become more socially competent.


A group was designed to provide necessary education and information about parenting, securing child care, and how to balance work with family responsibility, and discipline techniques.

Access Counseling provides individual and group support to mothers and families. Linda Vista provides opportunities for parent/child and family activities

Job Readiness

Participants are referred to Ready 4 Work, a St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church of Trotwood program. Participants are prepared for employment seeking, interviewing, and maintaining jobs.


Participants are referred to local organizations that assist them with GED preparation. Higher education is also encouraged.

Dayton Public Schools provide tutoring for Linda Vista’s youth


A group designed to assist with changing attitudes and motivation to bring about positive future outlooks. Provides training on maintaining a healthier lifestyle. Setting personal boundaries and exercise.

Access Counseling provides individual and group therapy to improve mental and emotional wellness. Linda Vista uses mindfulness and Seeking Safety to aid in providing trauma-informed care.

Money Management

Group is designed to change mindset of poverty to self-sufficiency by proper management of a budget. Money management topics include priorities on spending, staying out of debt, protecting your credit.

Real-Life Tools run through a system of a network of volunteers. These participating volunteers are:

  1. Dayton Public Schools-tutoring
  2. Ignatian Spirituality Project
  3. Access Counseling Services Middletown OH
  4. Ready 4 Work
  5. Dayton Public Schools Homeless Liaison
  6. Other Civic Organizations
  7. Local Businesses
  8. Local Professionals