Home of New Vision
Established in 1997, Home of New Vision is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides a structured, safe environment for women committed to ongoing recovery from chemical dependency. This 6-18 month program offers a home-like environment with other recovering women where rooms, chores and cooking are shared. Staff members support balancing employment with therapeutic activities and a phase system of increasing privileges based on demonstrated responsibility. An outpatient treatment program for women recovering from chemical dependency is also offered.
Home of New Vision utilizes the relational and empowerment models. These models acknowledge that interpersonal connections are fundamental to the growth, recovery and healing of women. Home of New Vision promotes the development of mutually supportive bonds with others to assists in developing a healthier definition of self. It is important to recognize that chemically dependent women are not only faced with the difficulties of recovering from addiction, but that they must contend with systemic biases and oppression related to gender, ethnicity, economic status, sexual orientation, marital and parental status.
Home of New Vision’s goal is to assist the client in becoming a self-confident and self-sufficient member of society. They are accomplishing this mission by providing transitional housing and outpatient treatment for women committed to recovery from chemical dependency.
For more information, please visit Home of New Vision’s website at www.homeofnewvision.org.
Alternatives for Girls
Alternatives for Girls (AFG) is also a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to help homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy, and exploitation, and help them to explore and access the support, resources, and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong, and to make positive choices in their lives.
AFG’s accomplishes their mission through providing after-school programs, acting as a shelter, leading outreach programs, and connecting resources with women. AFG’s Prevention Program serves girls ages 4-18 who are at risk of pregnancy, gang involvement, abusing drugs or alcohol and school truancy. They are engaged in after-school programs, a teen leadership program, and a summer camp. The Strengthening Families Program works with entire families to improve communication or health and nutrition in the home. In addition, AFG’s Shelter Program provides a stable home, counseling, and life skills training to homeless young women aged 15-21 and their children and AFG’s Outreach Program helps teens and women engaged in high-risk activities, such as street-based prostitution, drug use, and gang involvement, to understand the risks of such activities and transition to safe choices and healthy lives. AFG’s Resource Center connects families and individuals with needed services, both those that AFG can provide along with referrals to other organizations.
For more information, please visit Alternatives for Girls’ website at www.alternativesforgirls.org