Respect Your Elders!

Northwest Real Estate Capital Corp. Proudly Announces the Grand Opening of our Newest Stepping Stones Center!

Burrell Street Station’s Stepping Stones Center is a certified HUD Neighborhood Network Computer Center. This low income senior and disabled community is located in Lewiston, Idaho and is sponsored by Idaho Senior Health Insurance Benefit Advisers (SHIBA).

Our learning center is a certified Medicare site. Certified counselors provide assistance to our elderly within our Lewiston community with Medicare, Medicare Supplements, Long Term Care Insurance, HMO’s, and the Prescription Drug Coverage and Preventative Screenings Medicare benefits.

Other Community Partners and Programs Include:

• Lewis and Clark State College (LCSC) - Students from LCSC's Service Learning Program teach computer skills, email, and web surfing to our residents.
• The Idaho Division of Veterans Services- Staff members provide learning and outreach programs to assist veterans.
• Potlatch # 1 Federal Credit Union – provided a donation for costs of printing supplies and materials.
• Financial Literacy Class/Building Wealth
• Credit Repair Courses & First Time Home Buyer Classes
• Internet, typing, Microsoft Office
• Nutritional and cooking on a budget
• Health and Disease Prevention

A special thank you to Kathy Neumayer our Service Coordinator at Burrell, and Tonya Steele at SHIBA for their hard work, dedication, and volunteer time to help make Burrell Stepping Stones Computer Center a reality!

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Resident Initiatives Focus

The Challenge

Many of our residents may be capable of gaining employment (and many are already working), but they commonly have difficulty securing steady employment or advancing in work, despite other government and state employment assistance that might be available.Some residents face substantial personal and situational barriers to employment, including low education and skill levels, health problems, personal or family problems, as well as, limited knowledge about or skill in finding jobs and/or advancing in their current opportunities.

Neighborhood Networks is part of the Solution
We believe that given access to technology, proper assistance and incentives in our project based housing communities, many more assisted residents could enter work, sustain work, and achieve advancement in the work they currently do now. A sense of a community may also be obtained by connecting the social and economic institutions to residents, allowing them the chance to be productive members of the community.

Northwest Real Estate Capital Corp. believes that only with the strong foundation of safe affordable housing and comprehensive strategies that address the multiple barriers many residents face will we truly and effectively assist our Residents in navigating their way to better opportunities.

Our computer-learning center is a very powerful step in creating this foundation.

Our Plan

Our Neighborhood Networks Centers will offer the following training and programs to our residents and community:

Job-skills training/employment
Job-readiness training
Job-retention services
Job posting, search or placement services
Introduction to/familiarization with computers
Structured Internet access and access to local services
Economic development (microenterprises, small business development)
Telecommuting and remote job access training
Children's education programs (0-12 years)
Youth education programs (13-17 years)
Adult basic education/literacy
English as a Second Language (ESL) programs
GED/high school equivalency certificate programs
Adult continuing education programs
Family education programs
Children's activities (0-12 years)
Youth activities (13-17 years)
Adult activities (18-64)
Senior services (65+)
Personal financial management counseling