About Skillful Living Center
“Restoring the FAMILY to its designed position of POWER & AUTHORITY in the community”
In 1997, Helen E. Wilborn, LPC-S, CISM, VRC, CEO and a group of mental health professionals organized Skillful Living Center, Inc. with the goal of designing youth development programs that would strengthen family stability. When the family provides the nurturing, love, and leadership needed for its children, the burden is lessoned on external sources to play this role. Skillful Living is a 501(c)3 charitable, Christian based organization that transforms the lives of over 1500 youth and adults each year through direct services in Dallas and Ellis Counties, Texas. It is governed by a three member Board of Directors, and operates on local, state, and federal grants, and private donations. The Board and staff have established relationships with numerous school districts, churches, and other community based organizations that facilitate the implementation of its unique prevention programs. The organization is powered by a solid infrastructure likened to a track relay team supported by several legs of traction from Governance, Fiscal, Program, Community, and Agency Identity Legs. An effective Quality Evaluation Management Plan is in place that ensures a successful project evaluation with desired outcomes.
“We envision a society of significant youth and adults capable of forming and sustaining healthy relationships.”
The ultimate vision of Skillful Living Center is to develop stronger families with fewer family disruptions which lead to numerous social ills within our communities. In order to attain this Vision, we begin by educating youth how to have healthy relationships so they can mature into adults capable of sustaining healthy families. Adults are trained to disrupt unhealthy relationship cycles that have already developed and create healthier ones for themselves and their children.
“Equipping and Empowering Adolescents With Healthy Relationship Skills.”
When individuals are equipped with essential relationship skills such as compassionate communication, conflict resolution, and self regulation, then stable families are increased, divorce rate declines, and child well-being increases.