The New Hope Family Shelter has six-month transitional programs housed in a modern facility. The New Life Program - Addiction Treatment and New Life Program - Life Skills are for homeless women with or without children.
The goal is to move women and their families to a place of stability.
Clients will learn to properly complete job applications, to build a resume to help them obtain a better job, and to establish a work record.
A typical day in the life of a client in the New Hope Family Shelter includes three nutritious meals, access to clothing, a semi-private room or a private room when children are involved. There is an evening chapel service, group sessions, individual counseling, computer training in our adult learning center and addiction treatment..
New Hope Family Shelter Core Values
The program is flexible, individualized and a progressive process designed to meet the specific needs of each client in a structured and supportive environment.
The New Hope Family Shelter offers the following:
- Emergency Lodging Program (up to 30 days, extended stays determined on circumstances)
- Life Skills Program (6 to 18 month stay)
- All students and their children are provided with three meals, housing, clothing, chapel services, counseling and a supportive environment in which to recuperate and rebuild their lives.
- Budgeting and money management skills which are necessary for every woman.
- Parenting skills are necessary for each parent to re-establish appropriate control of the home and to provide proper guidance to the children.
- An understanding of nutritional issues and basic housekeeping skills are important for the health and quality of life of mother and child.
- Basic communication skills which are vital to direct the events of daily family life.
- Mothers must have basic self-esteem to face the challenges of parenthood and to develop healthy self-esteem in children.
- Past and future behavioral choices of mothers and children make a basic understanding of communicable diseases important.
- Since alcohol and drug addiction is at the root of most individual and family homelessness, addiction treatment is vital and fundamental to women and the children of addicted parents.
- Conflict resolution is needed in the mother's personal and family relationships.
- Personal accountability is needed to develop and continue all of the life skills.
- All of the elements listed above lead to a lifestyle change which will lead to the mutual benefit of the mother and her children.
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