Annual Report - Community Bridges
The Center for Hope Since opening its doors in January 2005, over 90 infants have been born to women residing at the Center for Hope. All 90 newborns have had a negative toxicology screen at birth. As we approach our 5 year anniversary, we are expecting our 100th Since opening its doors in January 2005, over 90 infants have been born to women residing at the Center for Hope. All 90 newborns have had a negative toxicology screen at birth. As we approach our 5 year anniversary, we are expecting our 100 baby to be born by the end of 2009. th baby to be born by the end of 2009. Residential Treatment The Center for Hope (CFH) program is a unique and nationally recognized best practice residential treatment program, providing gender specific services to pregnant and parenting women. Services offered at the Center for Hope are provided within a 20,000 square foot campus designed to provide a safe, supportive and structured environment while the residents develop the skills they will need to sustain long-term success, mental and physical health, and family stability. ■ Numbers Served — In 2008, the Center for Hope provided state-of-the-art gender specific treatment services to a total of 88 women. Fifty-four of those women received services in our residential program, the remaining 34 women participated in weekly outpatient services as a part of their continuum of care. ■ Children — 24 babies were born to women residing at the Center for Hope in 2008. Thirteen toddlers, age 4 or under, resided at the Center for Hope with their mothers and participated in our on-site Child Development Center programs, designed to address their developmental needs. Continuing Care Program The Center for Hope’s Continuing Care program is designed to meet the ongoing needs of women who have graduated from our residential community. As part of their continuum of care, this program provides gender specific group and individual counseling, on-site child care, transportation, in-home visits, peer support, and intensive case management services to women and children who have transitioned into permanent housing.
Housing Center for Hope Program Outcomes The Center for Hope is committed to improving outcomes. In 2008-2009 we experienced significant gains in the following areas: Increased Program Retention and Longevity ■ Women entering the CFH program are staying engaged in services for a longer period of time and are completing the program successfully. ■ 78% of the total discharges in 2008 were the result of meeting their treatment plan goals and objectives. ■ In 2008, 68% of the women receiving services at the Center for Hope had been in treatment 7 months or more. ■ 95% of the women completing the program in 2008-2009 went into permanent supportive housing at the time of discharge. ■ The Center for Hope provided housing assistance to more than 21 families in 2008-2009. Employment ■ 78% of the women who completed the program in 2008-2009 were employed full-time with income at time of discharge. ■ 18% of the successful completions were enrolled in school or vocational programs and the remaining 4% were receiving disability benefits. Education ■ Eight women in the program in 2008-2009 completed and received their GED. We believe all women and children have value and worth. We save generations one life at a time with unique programs designed to empower women, help them overcome barriers and restore their hope for a new life.