The YWCA Darien/Norwalk's job search support program provides one-on-one guidance for women in all stages of the process.

A free half-hour consultation is offered to discuss any aspect of the job search, from contemplating a return to work to starting a resume.

A new session of computer classes in Microsoft Office applications will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 30, to help women who are looking to improve their skills.

The range of services the program offers include resume creation or updating, cover letter writing, individual counseling on all aspects of job search, and tutoring in Microsoft Office applications. Computer classes are offered on a regular basis in keyboarding, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.

Kate Fostre, certified social worker and career coach, has led the program for three years. She has 12 years experience as a corporate human resource professional and more than 25 years in clinical social work.

The program was originally developed in the 1980s to help women who need to become financially self-sufficient gain the job skills they to enter the workforce. In the past, participants have been residents of Darien, Norwalk, Greenwich, Wilton, Ridgefield, Fairfield and Stamford.

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For information, call Foster at 203-655-2535, Ext. 301, e-mail her at or visit