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Precious Safe Haven Home provides intake and assessment, case management, clinical services, education and training in increase participants self-sufficiency and future success. 

We are Unique and our goal is to provide a Unique independent transitional safe haven home program model.

Our crisis home is for our intake process and assessment processes. We screen every teen pregnant mother to assess their readiness for our strategic guided independence program. 

The population we serve range from ages 14-24 years old. Teen mothers and their babies.

The programs include readiness, to "buckle down", sacrifice a couple years of their lives for a successful head-start to their future depending on the age of entry. Our goal is to change the trajectory of a teen mother's life. 

 

The teen mother must be willing and able to hit the pavement while in high school and must be willing to be in a dual enrollment program, ie: trade school, certificate program, or technical college program that will provide the skill-set necessary to meet the program goals of obtaining employment at 18 years old or after high school graduation /GED.

 

During their High School phase, the teen will be required to attend driving Ed school and obtain a driver's permit. The teens are not allowed to work during high school due to the many activities and programs they will all be charged with, which may be education, dual enrollment, sports, and any other extracurricular activities. 

Once the young adult turn18, she will be required to obtain employment immediately. She will be expected to work and attend college or a trade school while adhering to other programs within the program such as attending our 12-week self-esteem course, etiquette and moral/values training courses, attending weekly bible study, attending seminars that teach financial literacy, budgeting, good vs bad credit, and the healthy importance of physical health, mental health, spiritual health, and emotional health.

 

Parenting classes, counseling, and daycare will be available, in addition to agriculture opportunities by cultivating the land with fresh fruits and vegetables for the local "Farmers Market".

 

Counseling will be provided to those individuals that require therapy within the PUWF program provided by skilled Social Workers, LPC's, Spiritual Counselors as well as Intern Social Workers and Counselors from various Georgia Colleges.

 

The 18 -24-year-old population will be required to pay on a sliding scale fee, rent, obtain a checking, savings, Roth IRA, and trust fund account. This will provide and teach accountability and financial responsibilities. They will be required to attend the Naca.com homeownership webinar and begin the strategic process of buying their first home by age of 24 when they age out of the program.  

The long-term goal is to enter the program and become well-rounded and upon exiting the program, having the ability to buy their first car, have a career job, and purchase their first home. 

With much careful thought and consideration as Precious Unique was too a teen mother at age 15 years young, she navigated the DFCS systems, utilized the child care assistance programs, obtained her CNA certification while she worked, and attended college to become a BSW, and later in life a LMSW all while being a wife and raising 4 beautiful children. She understands first hand the challenges, the struggle and the strive to thrive and "Become" a successful woman in this society! Her passion is to embrace as many teen mothers as possible and be connected to them for life. "Get Connected and Stay Connected". 

Intake and Assessments

The intake process to gather current demographic information and psychosocial assessments to assess for individual needs and determine an individualized service plan for each participant. Expectant mothers are assessed within 72 hours of engagement. There are a variety of services and programs available to participants to assist them in preparing for a healthy birth process and future success. Appropriate models are leveraged by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to assess childhood experiences and environmental factors that contribute to overall mental and physical health. The participants are reassessed as needed to determine additional needs and services throughout their stay.

Case Management

The case management model supports participants in the residential and continuous care phase of programming. Participants are assigned a case manager to develop a comprehensive service plan which includes goal development, implementation, monitoring, follow-up and discharge planning. Case Managers may also refer participants to additional services throughout the community to build capacity within established communities. In addition, case managers assist participants in developing reintegration plans, such as applying for public assistance programs, accessing child care, transportation and housing in their desired communities.

Individual Counseling

Seeks to empower expectant mothers to address emotional issues related to early child birth and increase protective factors for future health. Individual counseling is provided by a Licensed Social Worker and addresses topics, such as depression, anxiety, anger management, self-esteem, peer/environment relationships, setting boundaries, co-dependency and other clinical issues.

The case management model supports participants in the residential and continuous care phase of programming. Participants are assigned a case manager to develop a comprehensive service plan which includes goal development, implementation, monitoring, follow-up and discharge planning. Case Managers may also refer participants to additional services throughout the community to build capacity within established communities. In addition, case managers assist participants in developing reintegration plans, such as applying for public assistance programs, accessing child care, transportation and housing in their desired communities.

Growing Together Since 2017

Young Parent Groups 

The program utilizes the 'Girls Circle' curriculum developed by the Dionne Coleman MA  The program utilizes a 12-week curriculum that addresses various topics, self-esteem course, etiquette and moral/values training courses, attending weekly bible study, attending seminars that teach financial literacy, budgeting, good vs bad credit, and the healthy importance of physical health, mental health, spiritual health, and emotional health. Specifically in increasing resiliency and skills to increase protective factors. 

Teen parents often feel isolated and alone, not knowing where to go for support. Our parent groups meet weekly at sites throughout the community, and provide a safe space where young moms and dads can find non-judgmental support with their peers.

“As a new parent, I didn’t know much about babies. But going to group helped me improve my parenting skills and taught me how to take care of my daughter. It helps talking to other parents like me who know what I’m going through.”– Group participant

Skills Training

 Once the young adult turn18, she will be required to obtain employment immediately. She will be expected to work and attend college or a trade school. The training seeks to educate and empower participants to develop knowledge, skills and abilities to sustain themselves and their children for future generations. Many skills are needed to increase protective factors and resiliency as many of these are absent within the participant's primary environments and correlates to their current plight.

Financial Literacy

The program prepares participants to manage their finances with classes on budgeting, checking and savings, income attainment and the importance of credit on current and future success.

Pregnancy/ parenting CLASSES

The challenge is to provide residents with an outlet for exploration of fears and questions about pregnancy and parenting in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Education and training are key components of the overall program. The training includes weekly classes and/or discussions on health issues during pregnancy and preparation for child birth. These classes include nutrition, feeding options and other family planning and outsource training.

Educational Services

The program  supports the education of participants by providing transportation to their home or local school districts. In addition, online education services and general educational development (GED) programs offer participants a chance to complete high school graduation. PUWF goal is to offer tutoring, college planning and financial aid support to further participants' educational aims. Participants may also participate in the Atlanta Work Source Georgia training programs that provide a STEP- Forward

Social Involvement

The program offers the opportunity for peer-to-peer and community interaction to enhance social skills. This also presents an opportunity for participants to practice their socialization skills within their home communities and increase their self-esteem. Giving back and Volunteer.

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