Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the training?

The G.I.F.T. training is a 75-hour training spanned out over 15 sessions, typically two days a week.

What are the hours of the training?

The training runs from 10:00AM-3:00PM

What if I can't make a session?

It is important to attend all training days, however life happens and our trainers will schedule to meet with you one-on-one to go over the material missed in class. In the event of more than two absences you are welcome to restart the training at our next scheduled date.

What age group do you target?

We train young adults from the ages of 16-26, but exceptions can be made in some cases.

How do I qualify for this training?

If you are a young adult struggling with or in recovery from mental health and/or addiction challenges; you qualify to take this training.

How much does it cost?

The training is at no cost to the participants. The training is available to be sponsored by any organization who is interested. Past sponsors include The Department of Mental Health (DMH), Justice Resource Institute (JRI), Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP) and Vinfen.

Where does this training take place?

Trainings are held in various locations throughout Massachusetts to be determined by sponsoring organization. Due to the Covid-19 crisis we may move the training to a virtual platform on a as needed basis.

I'm in high school/college. Can I receive credits for taking this training?

Great question! We have collaborated with educational institutions in the past to allow high-school/college students to receive credits for taking our training.