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K.I.S.H. Home, Inc. P.O. BOX 672 Felton, DE 19943

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Transitional Living Program – Kent County Site

Matthew 25:35 (NIV) For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.

K.I.S.H. Home Transitional Living Program provides a 24-hour supervised residential home for young women ages 18-21 who have aged out of the foster care system in Delaware.

 

 

Some of the foster youths experienced frustration in handling basic skills, such as opening a checking/savings account, parenting and the frustration of single parenthood whether they were a single parent or single. These “aged out’ foster youths need a strong support system that would empower and encourage them to take control of their lives. They struggled in their transition of leaving their foster homes because many were still attending high school and were not emotionally or financially stable.

Without a strong support system, these young people will be at high risk of homelessness, lacking self esteem, pregnant, incarcerated, unemployed, welfare dependency, and sexual and physical victimization and without guidance. According to studies of young people aging out of the foster care system discharged to themselves in different states: 12-30 percent struggled with homelessness; 40-63 percent did not complete high school; 25-55 percent were unemployed; and only 38 percent of those employed were still working after one year; 30-62 percent had trouble accessing health care due to inadequate finances or lack of insurance; 32-40 percent were forced to rely on some form of public assistance and 50 percent experienced extreme financial hardship; 31-42 percent were arrested; 18-26 percent were incarcerated; and 40-60 percent of the young women were pregnant within 12-18 months of leaving foster care.

K.I.S.H. Home Transitional Living Program  provides support services to help find permanent housing, to provide physical, emotional, educational, and social supports for women presently in, or have aged out of the foster care to achieve and sustain self sufficiency.

Additionally, K.I.S.H. Home, Inc. Transitional Living Services provides guidance in the following areas:

  • Independent Living Skills
  • Mentoring
  • Case Management
  • GED Preparation
  • College Entrance Assistance
  • Preparation for Adult Living Programs
  • Housing
  • Career Development
  • Employment & Educational Programs
  • Health & Wellness Program
  • Personal Development Plans

 

Eligibility

The K.I.S.H. Home resident program is for a period of up to 12 months. After completing this program, the women will be monitored at their permanent housing for 6 months by a Mentor.

To be eligible for the Transitional Living Program a potential woman must:

  • Be a single woman presently in, or have aged out of the foster care ages 18-21
  • Be willing to work with a case manager; mentors and direct staff
  • Be willing to achieve permanent housing
  • Be willing to pay a portion of the rent, up to ½ of their income
  • Be drug and alcohol-free
  • Be willing to maintain employment or enrollment in school
  • Be willing to attend conferences, workshops and seminars

To apply for the Transitional Living Program, click here to contact us.

 

In-Kind Contributions

K.I.S.H. Home,Inc. welcomes in-kind contributions such as clothes, food, school supplies etc. If you, your business or your organization is interested in donating any of the goods listed below, please email us at info@kishhomeinc.org or call us at (302) 399 – 6477. Or click here to learn more.


 

Women Destined for Greatness Mentoring Progam

Women Destined for Greatness Mentoring (W.D.F.G) is a leadership program that offers group and one-on-one mentoring to teen girls & women ages 13-25 in Delaware. W.D.F.G. mentoring program is designed to assist girls & women in developing self-awareness; promote excellence in the mind, body and spirit; and to increase their creativity, self-esteem, self and net worth. This monthly support group provides a sociable and supportive forum for young women to express their thoughts and concerns pertaining to life issues. Our activities are designed to provide life-changing skills and experiences through group outings, seminars, empowerment workshops and conferences. Other program activities include group discussions, and guest speakers from our community, as well as one-on-one mentoring relationships. The W.D.F.G. program also includes:

  • Career Development
  • Theatrical Workshops
  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention
  • Community Outreach Projects
  • Life Skills Development
  • Spiritual Guidance
  • Leadership Development
  • Finance Management
  • Peer Pressure
  • Etiquette & Elegance
  • Health & Wellness
  • Entrepreneurial Development
  • Motivational Impartation

Mission

The mission of Women Destined for Greatness is to empower, educate and inspire teen girls & women ages 13-25 to become world-changers by taking ownership of their lives through structured programs that offer guidance in spiritual, personal, financial, leadership, and entrepreneurial development.

Vision

Women Destined for Greatness strives to become the premier resource that empower and to discover that they are young women of greatness destined to change their community and influence the world. W.D.F.G. will serve as a catalyst that will inspire young women to discover their self-worth, and build their self-esteem and self-confidence while establishing life skills taught through support and mentoring programs. W.D.F.G. will bridge the gap between despair and hope while encouraging young women to pursue and fulfill their God-given purpose. Our goal is for each young woman to take control and establish her life in such a way that will enable her to attract success in every aspect of her life, and become the woman of greatness she was destined to be.


Destined for Greatness Theatre Arts Program

Destined for Greatness Theatre Arts Program is designed to empower girls & women ages 13- 25 develop creativity, self-expression and self- esteem through acting, singing and dancing as well as enlighten and educate them through the power of live performance.

Theatre Arts Workshops

Advanced Actors Workshop – (ages 18-25) This workshop is where actors can express their inner self and build a strong foundation of their acting skills. The curriculum includes theater games, comedy techniques, scene study, speech & diction, character exploration and development brainstorming and collaboration, stage presence and more.

Creative Actors Workshop – (ages 13-17) This workshop is designed for young women who love acting,dancing, singing and performance. This workshop will develop self-expression, body awareness, creativity, social skills and character exploration and more.

Click Here to Register For Our Free Upcoming Destined For Greatness Theatre Arts Workshops!!!!!