A Non Profit Organization
Our mission is to provide a place of space, solitude, ease and deep reflection of life for those in such need.
“A scholar came to me the other day and said “sir, why do you laugh so much – you are an eminent thinker of our century – you should appear more serious and composed” – hearing this, I burst out in yet another brief laughter and then said to him gently “my dear sir, why can’t I laugh in front of my people, my own kind, my humanity, whom I hold most dear – what do I have to hide with the veil of seriousness – I would rather infect another person with a bit of joy through my laughter, than make them desperately serious, with pompous words – a good laughter is as uplifting as a good teaching, for it is simply meditation.”
Makers Place @ SkiesSpace is a collaborative Project space inside SkiesSpace acting as an
incubators for the visionaries of tomorrow.
Designed for making, learning, exploring and sharing ideas and projects, uses high tech to no tech tools.
These spaces are open to kids, adults, and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, cnc machines, soldering irons and even sewing machines.
Create something out of nothing and explore your own interests.
SkiesSpace is helping to prepare those who need the critical 21st century skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). SkiesSpace provide hands on learning, help with critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence. Some of the skills that are learned in @ SkiesSpace include but not limited to electronics, 3d printing, 3D modeling, coding, robotics and even woodworking, SkiesSpace fosters entrepreneurship and are being utilized as incubators and accelerators for business startups. There have already been some amazing success stories that have come out of SkiesSpace to date.
2. - Our Transitional housing program
The facility will be able to accommodate between 5-7 families at one time. Residents are required to pay program fees, are responsible for purchasing their own food and toiletry items and securing their own childcare. In return, residents are offered a more autonomous living situation; residents are encouraged to seek employment, save a determined amount of money per week / month, explore permanent housing options, and continue to receive therapeutic support on a weekly basis by their assigned therapist from the Emergency Shelter and/or visit our Counseling & Resource Center. Case managers continue to support residents in exploring future living needs and options.
The objective of the Transitional Program is to provide transitional housing to clients of SkiesSpace Emergency Shelter to extend the amount of time necessary in most cases for clients to work towards overall stability and goal-oriented planning in their lives. This includes financial stability, future-oriented stability (ie: securing job placement, enrollment in career education programs, etc) while residing in a safe environment. Minimally supportive services are provided while encouraging clients’ self-empowerment and self-sufficiency.