WHAT: The New Beginnings Program provides a community-oriented environment for Trinity Services Foundation program participants to gain the skills, stability and self-esteem necessary to become productive, self-sufficient members of society. The New Beginnings Program, integrating spiritual and emotional counseling, life skills, education, Bible study, and work therapy, utilizes the national model for long-term rehabilitation programs.
WHO SERVED: Single women with children ages newborn to 13 years of age. Clients come from a variety of life circumstances including abuse, addiction and homelessness. Seniors and disadvantaged families.
PROGRAM: The rehabilitative goal of the New Beginnings Program is to help women achieve a life of self-sufficiency by overcoming addictive habits, and developing and maintaining healthy relationships within their families and society.
COMPONENTS: The New Beginnings Program centers around five basic components:
1. Spiritual Development: New Beginnings Program participants are given many opportunities for personal development in Jesus Christ.
2. Case Management: During weekly appointments, the case manager/spiritual leader helps participants address their spiritual, physical, psychological, legal, financial, medical, educational, and/or employment-related issues.
3. Christian Counseling: A professional counselor provides participants with Christian-based counseling. Groups for women and children.
4. Life Skills, Education & Career: Residents are given an opportunity to discover and develop their personal, academic and career potential. Also working with the children to learn how to deal with peer pressure, bullying, and parents divorce or separation.
5. Work Therapy: This component of the program is designed to prepare each resident for a life of successful employment by developing a solid work ethic, positive experiences and valuable skills.
STRUCTURE: Program Candidate Phase: Before entering the five phases, clients are evaluated, introduced to the program and assigned duties. Clients have initial health, psychological and educational screenings.
1. Orientation: Begin building relationships (1-3 months)
2. Stabilization: Develop structure and healthy habits (4-6 months)
3. Application: Growth, accountability (3-9 months)
4. Initiation: Develop support relationships, contribute to the community (3-6 months)
5. Independence: Transition to independent living; maintain support relationships (1-3 months)