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Our Programs
Homemakers
The HomeMakers program was created to inspire both resident and outreach clients to become self-sufficient, family-oriented homeowners
C.H.A.M.P.S
 C.H.A.M.P.S. is a youth character development program designed to enrich the lives of the NATASHA House children.
Seed 2 Table
NATASHA House uses organic farming practices to grow beautiful produce for the food subscription service careshare.
Homemakers

HomeMakers is an acronym which means: Healing; Ownership; Motivation;Empowerment; Mentoring; Alignment; Knowledge; Encouragement; Reverence; Service.

The HomeMakersProgram (HMP) was created using systems thinking approach to empower & inspire both resident and outreach clientsto become self-sufficient, family-oriented, civically engaged homeowners. Fulfilling one of the main goals of NATHASHA House, the program trains and prepares mothers to take on the full responsibility of being a homeowner and provider. This is achieved through community support, collaboration, resources,intensive case management, intentional training, and individualized lifework planning; so that mothers master skills in housing, financial, and health literacy.

NATASHA House delivers its services via a host of community partners committed to inspire women to become self-sufficient homeowners.  We serve female-headed families and at-risk youth by providing on-site transitional housing up to 2 yrs—residency and comprehensive rehabilitative, supportive services—outreach—HMP that requires clients to create goals with focused and intentional actions steps.

Our Programs equip women with the career & life-skills to break their own homeless cycle and achieve and maintain self-sufficiency via our proven 128 hrs of deliberate a using 2-part systems thinking training.  

The HMP offers three segments—HMP for women, CHAMPS for the children,& the Seed 2 Table Enterprise (S2TE) a horticulture career-readiness education and therapy Certificate & Ag-STEAM Program that promotes the following: 1) Housing, Financial& Health literacy 2) career & lifework planning 3) civic engagement 4) follow-through

Our follow-through services conducts 3, 6, 9, and 12-month check-ins after residents transition into permanent housing. The transition process from NHI to their own residence also includes an exit interview, support consultations, and encouragement to give back through volunteer service with the NATASHA House,and enrollment in the Followcare program which adds monthly home visits,case-management, and attending some NHI weekly sessions.

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  • Mental health counseling
  • Assistance in developing a HomeMakers Empowerment Life Plan or HELP Plan
  • Financial counseling and planning to increase literacy, repair credit, manage debt, and work towards a down payment for a home or business venture (This includes a Virginia’s VIDA Savings Program (federate/state 2:1 savings match))
  • Mandatory individual and family counseling conducted by qualified  family counselors
  • Academic guidance, mentoring, and skill training from educational institutions and partners
  • An assigned life coach 
  • Children receive a Big Brother or Big Sister mentor
c.H.A.M.P.S.

Homeless children are twice as likely as other children to:

  • Repeat in a school grade
  • Be expelled or suspended
  • Drop out of high school
  • Have learning disabilities

C.H.A.M.P.S. is also acronym that stand for: Character;Honesty; Appreciation; Morals;Perseverance; and Service. C.H.A.M.P.S. is our youth character development, mentoring, and creative Arts healing program designed to enrich homeless and/or at-risk youth with the qualities they need to become successful individuals & entrepreneurs. We use proven systems thinking training to instill five B’s: Be Healthy; Be Fit; Be Educated;Be Creative and Be of Character.

  • Mission “Empower children as C.H.A.M.P.S. to become Lifelong Champions who better their world via compassionate care”
  • Vision-Inspire children to become lifelong Champions who make their world better via compassionate care.
  • Values---Our values are the C.H.A.M.P.S. qualities we work to instill in our children (Character; Honesty; Appreciation; Morals; Perseverance; Service)·        
  • Program Goal-- Use educational entertainment experiences (role-playing activities) to deliver trauma-centered services that help children                                      
    • Heal & self-advocate  
    • Improve academic performance &Research Careers
    •   Develop the character traits, life-skills, &social skills needed for lifetime success in every aspect of life 

Building confidence, one child at a time.

Seed 2 Table Careshare Program



The Seed 2 Table Enterprise Program (S2T) is our on-site career-readiness horticulture education and therapy community supported agriculture (CSA) program.  

This programs employ a systems thinking approach designed for clients to experience a supportive environment that places them in a position of authority as co-managers, who are not only learning interpersonal and transferable skills to seek employment beyond NATASHA House. 

Currently, our S2T enterprise provides weekly training in project management (CSA)  for both our moms and children. We use organic methodologies without synthetic pesticides to grow and sell fresh sell fresh produce subscriptions called Careshares to the community for a 18-wk Growing Season (Jun-Nov).  

Weekly, NHI families perform horticulture duties, provide vegetables for the community, and receive fresh vegetables for their families. This access to healthy alternatives and nutrition education help alleviate physical health issues such as malnutrition, obesity, anemia, and chronic illness that homelessness often perpetuate.