Pandora Harris is Beacon’s Life Coach. She sees clients in coaching sessions to help them break the chains of poverty through budgeting, planning, thinking ahead, and goal setting. Because they have been living from hand to mouth, crisis to crisis, many of the people who come to us have not been able to do these things. They remain bound in a repetitive cycle of crisis embedded in poverty.

The course of coaching is typically four to six sessions, but she will stay with them beyond that for as long as needed for them to handle the inevitable difficulties and barriers they will face along the way. This is essential, since it is very easy to fall back to old and familiar patterns when the going gets tough.