We fulfill our mission by providing trauma-informed care, safety, security, a home atmosphere, and unconditional support through in-house and outreach programs for emotional wholeness, financial literacy, educational opportunities and lessons, and restorative healing to reach successful independence. We equip women with the career & life skills to break their own homeless cycle and achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through 5 main programs.
Our HomeMakers 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.
Our C.H.A.M.P.S. (Character, Honesty, Appreciation, Morals, Perseverance, Service) Program 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.
Seed2Table, our on-site career-readiness horticulture education and therapy community supported agriculture (CSA) program, includes weekly training in project management for both our moms and children. Weekly, NHI families perform horticulture duties, provide vegetables for the community, and receive fresh vegetables for their families.
NHI continue to educate women and children about agriculture and entrepreneurship. The experiences partnered with our systems thinking and trauma-informed care approach a pathway towards success and self-sufficiency allow our clients to leave with the skills and confidence to pursue their dreams and desire to give-back-forward to our community via our We Care Program’s three facets:
Adopt-A-Highway-Four times a year our moms clean the Yorktown portion of Denbigh Blvd
National Wildlife Habitat-Continually, Our children care for maintaining our Monarch Butterfly Garden
We Care Paks-Moms and children write “thinking of you” because We Care notes, pack goodies, and toiletries in specially designed bags and distribute them to Service men & women, Veterans, and Senior Citizens.
Our We Care Program combines the principles of Thinking of You Week which is an international movement to celebrate the joy of sending and receiving hand-written notes and greeting cards and Pay It Forward Day which is a worldwide celebration of kindness whose mission is to inspire acts of kindness in hopes that the ripple of good will continue throughout the entire year
We Care-- Paying It Forward
Made4ACause (M4AC) gives our residents a one-of-kid entrepreneurial experience through our product line. We teach them how to design, create, market, and package hand-made items such as; table runners, scrungies, potato bags, affirmation pillows, bath salts/bath bombs, dryer balls, peppermint scrubs, bangles, bead bracelets and gift boxes during our weekly training sessions.
Members of the community can attend HomeMakers and CHAMPS programs without living in our home. Our Seed2Table Market serves the community with CSA's (Community Supported Agriculture)-- CareShares.
We also provide training and internships by producing a line of cookies, seasonings, a tomato jam, and a salsa vervde'.
Members of our community can buy our products from our Seed2Table Market website program. Finally, we have a FollowCare program for former residents that include 3, 6, 9, and 12-month check-ins and monthly meetings with a social worker.