Agape Villages Foster Family Agency
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Description
The Teen Girls Group provides our girls with a fun environment in which they learn new skills, participate in different activities, and spend time making friends with other girls in similar situations. Additionally, the teens in our Teen Girls Group are provided with opportunities to volunteer and participate in community service activities in an effort to develop empathy and a sense of civic duty and pride. Teenage girls in the group make new friends, becoming less isolated and anxious. They connect with peers and learn to have fun.
Budget
$15,000
Program Successes
25+ girls learn how to feel safe and be open and connect with their peers. They learn basic life skills, develop self-confidence, and boost their self-esteem. Activities include learning how to cook, personal hygiene, crafts, games, field trips and community service projects.
Description
Agape Villages' innovative approach to foster care has proven results with measurable outcomes tracked by our staff. We provide educational and economic opportunities through mentoring and tutoring, as well as ensuring that their overall well-being is addressed. Additionally, the family outings (a) build bonds between the children and their new foster parents; (b) provide the children with learning opportunities and expand their cultural perspectives; and (c) offer them a sense of normalcy and belonging in society. By taking the time to help children explore and develop their unique interests, this program enhances quality of life for disadvantaged youth and increases their potential to succeed in their new environments. The program is highly therapeutic for the children and has proven to be effective in helping our children recover from the abuse and neglect they have endured. The program provides children 2 to 18 years old with activities to help them heal and stimulate their creative and educational goals.
Budget
$25,000
Program Successes
We have seen many successes in our children who participate in these activities. Some have never experienced bowling, for example. They are amazed that they can actually knock down the pins! We have kids who are taking guitar and drum lessons and are now performing in front of audiences or are in bands. We also have children who are taking gymnastics and becoming healthier and happier.
Description
Intensive Services Foster Care is for children who need extra services. We train our foster parents to handle the very difficult situations that arise for children who have been severely abused. We provide these children with counseling and everything that they need to improve their situation and thrive. The Enhanced Treatment Foster Care Program helps children heal and enables many of them to reach their full potential. The program consists of multi-faceted programs that address the variation of needs of the foster child. Agape Villages has Master degree level social workers (all have their MSW) on staff. They visit each home weekly and develop a "Needs and Service" plan for each child to ensure that their needs are being met. This plan may include tutoring, mentoring, participation in the Enrichment Program, Teen Girls Program and/or Life Skills (Transitional Youth) Program. We go above and beyond because we want each child to thrive in their new environment.
Budget
$50,000
Program Successes
We have been able to train 13 foster families who are able to care for children in this category.
Description
Agape recruits, trains and certifies new foster parents. Our program includes intensive training to equip foster parents to handle the various aspects of being a foster parent.
Budget
$25,000
Program Successes
Agape has more than 70 certified foster families. These families are loving, caring people who are trained to take care of the foster child in a positive manner.