Temporary housing

Temporary
Housing

Rapid

Re-Housing

Rapid
Re-Housing

Know Better Do Better

Know Better Do Better

Micro

financing

Micro
Financing

Family Group Decision Making

Family Group Decision Making

Diversion

and Rehabilitation

Diversion and
Rehabilitation

Build Your Own Brand

Build Your Own Brand

Case management

Case management
Young Businesspeople

Clinical support

Clinical support

Basketball Point

of Contact

Basketball Point of Contact

College Prep and Placement

College Prep and Placement

Job placement

Job
Placement
Supportive Friend

Simple Supports

Simple Supports
 

Our services

Under and over 18

Temporary Housing

We provide housing first services and offer properties in our inventory to individuals and families who have been displaced due to evictions, ejectments, financial shortfalls, disabilities and unemployed. These individuals have income, but poor credit and/or lack of first, last and security rent deposits are not feasible upon entry in our program.  We offer the participant a 3-6 month period to partner with us to save funds, receive housing, credit and budget counseling; and we expedite the process of transitioning the participant to their own independent living and reacclimate them to the community.

Rapid Re-Housing

We provide housing first services and offer our supportive services to individuals and families who are identified as homeless but are in a temporary or emergency housing placement.  We provide the participants in this program with housing, credit and budget counseling, soft skills, GED assistance, college placement, trade assistance, job readiness, job placement and mental health and/or drug and alcohol services.  The process of creating a baseline for a willing participant without income takes 3-6 months, at which time income is established and community-based housing options can be explored. We research our own inventory first for placement, if our inventory does not provide any options we reach out to our community partners and make arrangement for expedited housing for the participant.

Know Better Do Better (KBDB)

Know better do better is our soft skills grass roots campaign to re-engage those who were not provided with the needed life skills for autonomy in their homes, schools or communities of faith. Our team of attorneys, financial professionals, and social services managers provides consultant services for programs and offers these services in the community through the community of faith. What participants are provided with are basics on etiquette, professional communication, professional attire, self-care, conflict resolution, tenants rights, family group decision making, and basic banking and bookkeeping.  

Job placement

We act as a community liaison for highly talented minority professionals with great work ethic.  We work with participants with GED’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees, partnering with community based and social service agencies offering the services of high-level professionals who have been vetted and are ready to create impact in the areas of most need.

Basketball Point of Contact (BPOC)

We discovered that the easiest way to engage with males of color between the ages of 18-24 who have a criminal background and are homeless, was through community-based basketball.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we offer a 2-hour access to the gym at Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ. We pay for the memberships and our staff participates in the basketball pick-up games.  It is a way to develop an organic relationship and get honest feedback from those in need as to what their needs are and how we can create additional supports. We due an intake with each participant, provide gap funding when needed to assist them in their basic needs to ensure they do not reengage in criminal activity.   We provide college placements, expungement assistance, housing placement, job placements and temporary resources. We discovered the largest impediment for many of the males in this program with a place to charge their phones. Not having stable housing results in instability in phone charging, keeping them from exploring job opportunities, keeping up with email responses and communicating with family and/or their parole officers.  We offer phone charging stations to assist these participants in their efforts to improve their quality of life.

Microfinancing

We have participants in our program that which to start their own businesses, so we partner with these participants in realizing this goal.  We assist them in setting up their business infrastructure, ensure all the Local, State and Federal documents are in place and provide the seed money needed to get the business off the ground. In return we ask for an equity stake in their business of 5% for program funding to support others or set up a repayment plan over the course of 2 years to offer the funds to the next entrepreneur.

Family Group Decision Making (FGDM)

We provide client-centered, client-based therapeutic family services, encouraging and supporting family unification.  This process involves us an intermediary between family members and community to resolve issues that result from parent incarceration, parent addiction, child addiction, domestic abuse, child abuse and any trauma-informed impediments to families being and staying together.

Diversion and Rehabilitation

We offer services to youth who express violence or have engaged in criminal activity that resulted in an early intervention to circumvent the criminal justice system, now and in the future. We provide therapy, family and community support, integration into a community of faith and mentorship. We work with the parent in providing community-based resources and supports, especially for you males of color.  The design of this program is to end the generational culture of incarceration that plagues poor minority communities.

Build Your Own Brand (BYOB)

We work with young entrepreneurs (11-18 years old) to assist them in business start-up and engaging them in business development, business management, and brand management. Participants are encouraged to be creative and explore the market for opportunities in which they can make social impact and create income streams for themselves.  We assist with funding this project while providing front end and back end supports to ensure their businesses are sustainable. This program is designed to end the generational culture of poverty that plagues poor minority communities.

College Prep and Placement

We begin program support with students in their last year of junior high school, providing them with the template for what is needed to not only get into college but receive scholarship dollars.  We then support through all 4 years of high school, reach out to college and place our participants in colleges and universities. The participants that complete the 4-year process all receive free 4-year education and most receive free graduate education.

Clinical support

  • Mental health and Drug and Alcohol individual and group (tele) therapy (adults)

  • Mobile Therapy (youth 5 -17) – pandemic defined as youth tele-therapy 

Case management

  • Providing linkages to supports, resources and therapeutic services

  • Behavior Support Coordination (youth 5-17) – pandemic defined as youth tele-behavior support coordination 

Simple Supports

  • Emergency HousingShort term transitional housing for low income individuals and families
    • Short term transitional housing for low income individuals and families​
  • Community connections youth and adult basketball point of contact program
    •  Conversations through sports to identify evolving needs in community

  • Soul-food program 

    • Delivery of small entrees to homes and business in the community to engage in conversations about what is feeding their soul and tracking evolving family needs

  •  Charge up program

    • Providing popup charging stations in the community to provide access to electricity without embarrassment for those that are without electricity

  • E-Care program

    • Emergency licensed and credentialed childcare services for mothers going to interviews, looking to return to work, in need of remote learning support or temporary relief to handle family or medical issues 

  • Drive Safe Program

    • Emergency transportation services for those:

      • Released from jail with no resources and are ready for treatment

      • Mothers in need of support to and from medical appointments

      • In need of treatment and are without income

      • Fleeing abusive situations to a safe haven

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our services

Under and over 18

Temporary Housing

We provide housing first services and offer properties in our inventory to individuals and families who have been displaced due to evictions, ejectments, financial shortfalls, disabilities and unemployed. These individuals have income, but poor credit and/or lack of first, last and security rent deposits are not feasible upon entry in our program.  We offer the participant a 3-6 month period to partner with us to save funds, receive housing, credit and budget counseling; and we expedite the process of transitioning the participant to their own independent living and reacclimate them to the community.

Rapid Re-Housing

We provide housing first services and offer our supportive services to individuals and families who are identified as homeless but are in a temporary or emergency housing placement.  We provide the participants in this program with housing, credit and budget counseling, soft skills, GED assistance, college placement, trade assistance, job readiness, job placement and mental health and/or drug and alcohol services.  The process of creating a baseline for a willing participant without income takes 3-6 months, at which time income is established and community-based housing options can be explored. We research our own inventory first for placement, if our inventory does not provide any options we reach out to our community partners and make arrangement for expedited housing for the participant.

Know Better Do Better (KBDB)

Know better do better is our soft skills grass roots campaign to re-engage those who were not provided with the needed life skills for autonomy in their homes, schools or communities of faith. Our team of attorneys, financial professionals, and social services managers provides consultant services for programs and offers these services in the community through the community of faith. What participants are provided with are basics on etiquette, professional communication, professional attire, self-care, conflict resolution, tenants rights, family group decision making, and basic banking and bookkeeping.  

Job placement

We act as a community liaison for highly talented minority professionals with great work ethic.  We work with participants with GED’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees, partnering with community based and social service agencies offering the services of high-level professionals who have been vetted and are ready to create impact in the areas of most need.

Basketball Point of Contact (BPOC)

We discovered that the easiest way to engage with males of color between the ages of 18-24 who have a criminal background and are homeless, was through community-based basketball.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we offer a 2-hour access to the gym at Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ. We pay for the memberships and our staff participates in the basketball pick-up games.  It is a way to develop an organic relationship and get honest feedback from those in need as to what their needs are and how we can create additional supports. We due an intake with each participant, provide gap funding when needed to assist them in their basic needs to ensure they do not reengage in criminal activity.   We provide college placements, expungement assistance, housing placement, job placements and temporary resources. We discovered the largest impediment for many of the males in this program with a place to charge their phones. Not having stable housing results in instability in phone charging, keeping them from exploring job opportunities, keeping up with email responses and communicating with family and/or their parole officers.  We offer phone charging stations to assist these participants in their efforts to improve their quality of life.

Microfinancing

We have participants in our program that which to start their own businesses, so we partner with these participants in realizing this goal.  We assist them in setting up their business infrastructure, ensure all the Local, State and Federal documents are in place and provide the seed money needed to get the business off the ground. In return we ask for an equity stake in their business of 5% for program funding to support others or set up a repayment plan over the course of 2 years to offer the funds to the next entrepreneur.

Family Group Decision Making (FGDM)

We provide client-centered, client-based therapeutic family services, encouraging and supporting family unification.  This process involves us an intermediary between family members and community to resolve issues that result from parent incarceration, parent addiction, child addiction, domestic abuse, child abuse and any trauma-informed impediments to families being and staying together.

Diversion and Rehabilitation

We offer services to youth who express violence or have engaged in criminal activity that resulted in an early intervention to circumvent the criminal justice system, now and in the future. We provide therapy, family and community support, integration into a community of faith and mentorship. We work with the parent in providing community-based resources and supports, especially for you males of color.  The design of this program is to end the generational culture of incarceration that plagues poor minority communities.

Build Your Own Brand (BYOB)

We work with young entrepreneurs (11-18 years old) to assist them in business start-up and engaging them in business development, business management, and brand management. Participants are encouraged to be creative and explore the market for opportunities in which they can make social impact and create income streams for themselves.  We assist with funding this project while providing front end and back end supports to ensure their businesses are sustainable. This program is designed to end the generational culture of poverty that plagues poor minority communities.

College Prep and Placement

We begin program support with students in their last year of junior high school, providing them with the template for what is needed to not only get into college but receive scholarship dollars.  We then support through all 4 years of high school, reach out to college and place our participants in colleges and universities. The participants that complete the 4-year process all receive free 4-year education and most receive free graduate education.

Clinical support

  • Mental health and Drug and Alcohol individual and group (tele) therapy (adults)

  • Mobile Therapy (youth 5 -17) – pandemic defined as youth tele-therapy 

Case management

  • Providing linkages to supports, resources and therapeutic services

  • Behavior Support Coordination (youth 5-17) – pandemic defined as youth tele-behavior support coordination 

Simple Supports

  • Emergency HousingShort term transitional housing for low income individuals and families
    • Short term transitional housing for low income individuals and families​
  • Community connections youth and adult basketball point of contact program
    •  Conversations through sports to identify evolving needs in community

  • Soul-food program 

    • Delivery of small entrees to homes and business in the community to engage in conversations about what is feeding their soul and tracking evolving family needs

  •  Charge up program

    • Providing popup charging stations in the community to provide access to electricity without embarrassment for those that are without electricity

  • E-Care program

    • Emergency licensed and credentialed childcare services for mothers going to interviews, looking to return to work, in need of remote learning support or temporary relief to handle family or medical issues 

  • Drive Safe Program

    • Emergency transportation services for those:

      • Released from jail with no resources and are ready for treatment

      • Mothers in need of support to and from medical appointments

      • In need of treatment and are without income

      • Fleeing abusive situations to a safe haven