Foundations gives individuals a good, solid groundwork for successful, independent living by addressing specific issues that contribute to life instability and homelessness. This is a residential program designed to assist women to become independent through job training, job procurement, and stabilization. Guests receive individualized case management, educational training in our computer lab, work therapy, career development and life-skill classes, spiritual training and counseling. Guests in Foundations who need additional support for mental health challenges are able to undergo counseling, medical care, and medication stabilization with a service team while the Wheeler staff provides added support through the day-to-day challenges that are often intensified with a chronic illness or mental health diagnosis. The goal is to have all guests move to safe, affordable housing within six months, find employment, mend broken relationships, demonstrate life change, and be involved in a follow-up program for up to one year.
1 Timothy 6:18-19 Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.
Revive is a program for women with children that focuses on reviving the family unit by providing basic necessities along with life skills and parenting classes. It is a 6-9 month program designed to provide stabilization, spiritual development, and skill development. Classes in parenting, life-skills, and career development are included. An individualized educational program is supplied for the mothers where they can prepare to earn their GED or improve basic skills. Individual case management and counseling are an important part of this program. Assistance is given with regard to housing and employment procurement.
Psalm 143:11 For the sake of Your name, O Lord, revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
Our Revive: Kids program provides high-quality, developmentally-appropriate childcare for children while they are staying at Wheeler Mission. Our state registered child care ministry has a strong educational emphasis. When mothers are in classes, the children attend age-appropriate educational programs, which include preschool education preparation, social behavior lessons, physical exercise and motor skill development, craft time, and introduction to Biblical themes through fun story times. Positive mother and child interaction is facilitated and encouraged.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.