Who We Are
The Blessed Dove Inc® Mother and Infant Program, we are a Christian based Community Outreach & Rehabilitation Program for Women and Children, as well as other families in the community. Our service is a intensive 2 year certified rehabilatation program for women and children to find their way spiritually. We will teach first, God is the head of our life. We will lead individuals into a relationship with Jesus Christ and equip them with the knowledge, confidence and tools to provide for themselves and their Children. Also, to give women a second chance to bond with their children & famil and to be a positive role model to the community. During the 2 year course of treatment the program will provide support services that promote accountability and responsibility. For life sometime places stumbling blocks in our path but we can hold our head up high when we trust in god who is head of our life.
Why We Need Your Help
We need to raise $200,000.00 so that we can buy a residential property to house some of the familys that are in our Program , Aquiring a Home is detrimental to The Blessed Dove Mother Infant Programs Success. In order for the mothers to get the most out of the program and fully focus on improving their life and bettering their childrens future, a safe, secure and stable living environment has to be provided.
How Will It Help And Why You Want To Get Involved
Obtaining a Homebase will allow the program to reach out to families in dire need of help, they will be able to get the maximum benifit of all aspects of our program so that they can learn how to become a productive member of society, a responsible parent and a role model in their community. Listed below are some of the program activities and focal points:
- Drug & Alcohol 12-step rehabilitation program
- Spiritual Classes
- Clothing & Food
- Employability Skills & Job Search Assistance
- Housing & childcare
- Self Improvement & Motivational Workshops
- Money Management and Financial Education
- Complete and/or Advance Education (i.e. High school diploma, college, business/trade school
- Parenting Courses
- Help clearing & sealing criminal record & Help with Traffic FTA/FTP
- 1 on 1 and Group Therapy
- Effective Anger Management & Self Esteem Rebuildin
- Family Law Assistance
- "Every-Day Planning"
- Life Planning, Goal Setting & Accomplishing Skills
Now is the time to Get Involved and Help Blessed Dove Give these women the tools and the environment they need to succeed in their Life Changing Self Transformation to better themselves and give their children a fair chance and a promising positive future. No Amount is too small or too large, Thank You for being a Blessing to those in Need!
BELOW IS A DETAILED EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE TREATMENT WORKSHOPS THE WOMEN WILL HAVE TO COMPLETE.
• Parenting classes:
Program is community based so that the use of community and informal support is integral for each women personalized treatment plan classes can consist of a variety of topics
Positive Parenting: the term positive parenting refers to using encourgement,love,respect,and good communication as a daily parenting skill classes are centered around positive
parenting will discuss how to communicate effectively with children ,how to apply conflict management, family fun ideals, how to grow together in faith,and how to discuss sensitive topics with children.
ANGER AND SELF-ESTEEM: Anger management classes teach parents how to deal with arguments and how to help with their childrens anger.
DIVORCE AND SEPARATION
divorce and separation can be extremely rough for parents and child classes will cover topics like how divorce or separation affects children,how to navigate the holidays ,how to get along with the ex for the childern sake,and how to help children feel comfortable living in two diffrent households .
Sometimes parents need tips on everyday parenting. topic in these classes include the developmental stages in children, setting boundaries,encouraging responsibillty ,and figuring out your own parenting style.
• How to live in the real world:
Living in the real world means to learn how to pay bills and avoid service disruptions such as: late fees and intrests charges. maintain all finances in good order. We also will be teaching them how to grocery shop and bargin to get more for their money. We will teach them how to choose healthy food choices. To live in the real world you must have a proper grooming etiquette keeping hygine, hair, and make-up in the proper order. Show them ways to maintain a positive attitude.Teach them parenting skills to deal with everyday problems. The program will be offering alchol and drug classes to help deal with your addicitions to prevent relaps. They also will learn about money management and how to have a secure life. If they dont learn to manage their money properly they will have a hard time planning and suceeding at many of their goals.Learning to save money is THE most important money management skills. Even if they learn to save $20 is putting them ahead of he game. put it in a money market or saving account so it can accumulate intrest, you should always have a savings in place. setting goals is another part of money management. This goes along with saving money. Look to the future and determaine where you would like to be in the next 5- 10 years.
Housing and childcare:
Are the key essentials for these women to be successful. Housing would consist of low income housing that has affordable rent with low payments. We also will help find them affordable child care.
Getting jobs and help with resumes:
Improve your communication skills and none verbal skills, body language. Make sure to always stand up straight and keep a smile on your face. Practice with them too always look people in their eyes and give them your full attention. Make sure to always ask questions when your unsure. By doing all these things as well as learning how to talk and present yourself we will also be showing them how to do job search, and writing resumes. Help build your resume and keep it up to date. Express to them that their resume is important distillation of who they are, where they came from and what they can offer.
Drug and Alcohol programs:
Classes helps you deal with your addiction and help you get through everyday problems.
Help with sealing criminal records:
You can have your criminal records sealed with or without an attorney. If you want to get them sealed on your own we will also help you.
Taking a spiritual course is a great way to start your spiritual journey. In this class they will learn the bible and the word.
Individual and group therapy:
One- on- one contact with the client and therapist. Group therapy, however, is a form of treatment that invovles the simultaneous treatment of two or more people. Furthermore group therapy encompasses many of the techniques that are utilized in individual therapy.
Clothing and food:
we will be offering clothing and food drives and offering vouchers. Referrals to local food banks and clothes closets.