- About Us
The Women's Care Center's program is highly structured to ensure a stable and stress-free environment that allows the women to concentrate their emotional resources on resolving the issues that brought them to this place in their lives. Resident's days are filled with approximately 24 hours of classes each week including bible study, household chores and service opportunities. Central to the program is the principle of the personal responsibility. Upon acceptance to the Center, each woman establishes goals to be accomplished during her stay and creates a plan for reaching those goals. She is then held accountable to follow through in a responsible manner.
The one-year program is divided intro three phases:
Phase One lasts five months and involves intensive counseling, bible study, financial and other life skills education and one-on-one mentoring with women from the church and the community.
Phase Two involves finding work and learning to implement the lessons learned in order to ensure long-term success after transitioning back into society.
Phase Three is available for women who need extra time to establish a healthy rhythm in their lives before leaving the program. They live at the two-bedroom Hope Cottage which is located just three blocks from the center. Here they have more freedom, but maintain an accountability relationship with the program staff.
The Women's Care Center has eight bedrooms and can accommodate 16 women. The comfortable home has office space, an apartment for a live-in resident manager, a commercial kitchen, a laundry facility and living and dining rooms that are used as classroom space on a daily basis. A spacious Florida room is home to exercise equipment for resident use.
The Women'sCare Center opened in 1989 to provide shelter for displaced women and their children. the program has since shifted focus to women without children in their care so that they may focus on recovery and growth so that they may return to be better partners, parents and friends. In 2015, the center sheltered and ministered to 27 women as they rebuilt their lives.
The Women's Care Center staff consists of three positions:
The staff is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers who support the educational and mentoring components of the program.