Women who have not completed their high school education are required to prepare and test for their General Education Diploma. The Home for Life program helps to empower women to become self sufficient, provide for the needs of their families and to overcome negative lifestyles.
Helping families is at the forefront of the Home for Life ministry. Weekly parenting classes, family meetings and communication with key social service agencies assist women hoping to reunify with their children. On site education and curriculum for childbirth education, help to prepare a pregnant woman for birth.
Career Assessment/Vocational Training
Resume writing, interview tips and techniques, and more help to aid the women in their employment strengths and job search. They are better prepared for the workforce upon program completion.
12 Step Classes/Relapse Prevention
Specific curriculum addresses various addictions and life-controlling problems catered to the spiritual and emotional wholeness of the individual. Recovery classes specifically identify Christ as the answer to the emotional brokenness in an individual's life.
Budgeting and finance classes, sewing, cooking and laundry are important tasks to learn for successful independent living. Residents learn how to clear up their past credit history and develop tools to be financially responsible.
Healthy Family Support
Regular meetings are scheduled with families to promote reconciliation and healing. Positive communication and conflict resolution are key components for growing strong family bonds after the resident completes the program. Home for Life staff assist residents and their families to make the journey together.
Basic Bible instruction equips residents to understand God's Word. Daily chapel offers spiritual encouragement, prayer and a worship experience.
Health & Nutrition
Physical fitness is emphasized and healthy eating habits encouraged. Residents enjoy outdoor activities, aerobics, bike riding and free access to the community YMCA.
Trained staff serve as Life Coaches by meeting weekly with a resident to identify areas of emotional pain and to promote wholeness for spiritual brokenness. Women are encouraged to read various books, write reports and journal about their experiences.