Philippians Place will break the cycle of homelessness for its participants by:
• Loving them, like Christ loved us, through friendships, mentorships, and community.
• Providing a safe environment to live.
• Teaching life skills in order to be successful managers of their money, home, and responsibilities.
• Teaching social and emotional skills in order to develop and strengthen family, friendships, and community.
• Teaching job skills in order to become productive and self-sufficient citizens.
• Teaching occupational skills in order to present themselves to prospective bosses, and become effective employees.
• Providing assistance in transitioning into a permanent/long term self-supporting residence.
Our Program is designed to help each of our clients successfully transition into becoming self-reliant, contributing members of the community through the implementation of a focused curriculum of life skills/values, education, and work experience targeted to meet each individual’s specific needs and goals.
Philippians Place has an outline of curriculum activities as well as a maximum value that can be associated with each item per week. The program requirement is to have each client meet a TOTAL of 40 hours minimum per week of combined program curriculum activities AND work (if they have a job). Clients who are working 40+ hours a week at a job are required to meet a minimum of 10 hours a week of items directly from the program. Our clients, with the guidance and support of their mentors, will be responsible for scheduling and completing their individualized program requirements.