Most women who seek Shelter do so because they are in battering relationships have a very basic few resources, and a little or no job experience. With children to care for, they do not have many options. In 1977 the Center for family Solutions established an Educational Services Program for our clients. The classes offered are computer skills, personal enrichment, driver education, and referrals are made to english classes. The classes are designed to lay the groundwork on which to build skills, which will lead to greater independence and improved job prospects.