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.
Mercy Education Project
The Mercy Education Project is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded by the Sisters of Mercy of Detroit in 1992 as a to provide tutoring for economically disadvantaged girls in southwest Detroit. Today Mercy Education Project offers a spectrum of programs to serve the remedial educational needs of at-risk women and girls in one of Detroit’s poorest areas.
The Girls’ Tutoring Program provides one-to-one remedial tutoring in reading and math to improve academic outcomes for girls in 1st through 8th grades. During the summer, Mercy Education Project also offers Emerging Leaders, a four-week enrichment program, for middle school girls, focusing on college and career awareness. Participants in the Emerging Leaders program visit colleges, universities and workplaces. They also learn leadership skills through educational and recreational activities.
The Women’s Programs improve women’s educational advancement by providing literacy, adult basic education, GED preparation and selected career and workforce development services. Three-quarters of MEP’s adult students are minority women who did not complete high school and/or have failed in earlier attempts to complete the GED. Women participate in a learning community that allows them to work at their own pace, address barriers to learning, and identify their personal learning styles. A meal, transportation and childcare are available to women participating in the program during their tutoring sessions.
Open Doors is a new program for women in transition, including those trying to re-integrate into society after being in prison. Open Doors provides computer/Internet skills training, supportive problem-solving, resume writing and job interview workshops, and advice for both participants and employers on bonding for ex-offenders.
For more information, please visit Mercy Education Project’s website at http://mercyed.net/.