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MARGIE REE HANSFORD - THURMOND FAMILY LIFE CENTER INC's Fundraiser:

MHT Family Life Center

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THE STORY:

The MHT Family Life Center offers pastoral counseling, pastoral care, and education to individuals, couples, families, organizations, and groups. The centers primary focus is providing compassionate care, empathy, nurturing, and hope within the lives of the people who seek healing, wholeness, empowerment, and transformation.  We serve a low income population and have partnered with other organziations to provide a holistic approach to meeting the needs of the whole person of indiviudals, couples, and families who seek care. 

We're raising funds to be able to reach more people in need of our services.  Currently we provide free mentoring and youth services for at risk youth, sliding scale fees for counseling services for women who have been victimized by intimate violence, individual, families and marriages in distress, and clergy who are experiencing burn out fatigue.   

Our current project is the Marie Buckner Women’s Transitional Housing facility and we need your help. The Marie Buckner Women’s Transitional Housing facility is our current project under the MHT Family Life Center’s EmpowerOne program.  The program was designed to provide housing, training, and counseling to transient women.   This transitional home will be Clayton County's first women-only facility and the only one with free long-term transitional housing offering more than 30 days of temporary housing. 

This program is designed to empower, liberate, transform, and heal women who are frequently homeless, as they move from dependent, often abusive relationships and women leaving the prison systems into independent, self-sufficient lifestyles.

The EmpowerOne program will provide transitional housing clients with an eight step program. The teaching and counseling technique will utilize a collaborative approach that assists clients in developing self-sufficiency.

The steps include (1) personal development, (2) counseling, (3) interpersonal skill building, (4) substance abuse prevention, (5) community involvement, (6) leisure activities, (7) career assessment and training, and (8) sustaining self- sufficiency.

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