Better Off Independent Inc. (BOI Inc.) mission is to provide individual and family support to the Washington, DC community. Better Off Independent Inc. was founded in November, 2013. Better Off Independent Inc. (BOI Inc.) will serve individuals and families who live in Washington, DC. The organization was founded to address a number of challenges in the Washington, DC community. We have several programs that are provided to service the community!!
Families Support-ReGroup Program: Three key dynamics are associated with the increasing number of children in foster care: higher rates of entry into foster care than of exit from care; high rates of re-entry into care; and placement of children in foster care through other systems. (US Department of Human Services). In addition, more than 40% of target area families are led by single parents (2000 U.S. Census). This program will provide transitional support services to both the child and parent to decrease the risk of re-entry and provide a stable foundation for families to thrive.
Youth Services and Community Outreach-UnIDMV: Last year, 35% of Washington, DC youth were disciplined or suspended for unexcused absences, fighting, and/or use of alcohol or drugs on campus (DCPS Disciplinary Report). Research on mentoring has found that students with mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school, 46% less likely to start using illegal drugs, and 67% better able to make positive decisions (Public Private Ventures, 2004) UnIDMV provides mentoring services as well as a variety of workshops and activities to engage the youth and set them out on a proper path. UnIDMV also engages in community outreach for individuals in need providing food and clothing, employability training and job search assistance to those in need.
Show Me the Way - Felon Re-entry program: Every year hundreds of people are released from jail and every year hundreds of people join the ranks of the homeless and the unemployed. The program wants to make an impacting change on those statistics. SMW offers an extensive halfway house program that will train and reform these individuals to becoming productive members of society with a positive outlook on their future. Completion of the program may promise expungement of charges, pending political review. This program is for individuals with drug possession charges on a first or second offense only! This is a one-time entry program.
Homeless Program – Under Our Own Wings (UOOW) The 2013 Point-in-Time Enumeration resulted in a total count of 11,547 literally homeless individuals. (MWCG, 2013) Homelessness is a nationwide problem that seems to have fallen through the cracks and overshadowed by what has been deemed as more important issues, however, our homeless continue to suffer. This program will focus on independent living skills, employability skills, and housing. Bringing our homeless back into the folds of society.
OUR POINT!!!!! To Provide these services, BOI Inc needs help in getting our administration off the ground!! If you believe in our cause and the people we are trying to help, please give to a worthy organization!! Your donations will be tax deductible!!