The Hope’s Path Program encompasses four phases which are designed to guide young adults from the development of daily life skills and personal responsibility towards stabilized independence within a supportive community. Each phase consists of a core set of life skills, as well as goals and milestones necessary to achieve independent living. Young adults entering the program will be assessed to get an accurate understanding of their knowledge, skills, and personal experience. The program is then tailored to each resident’s specific needs in order to maximize his/her potential for personal success and to capitalize on their unique strengths and talents. Not every incoming young adult will begin at Phase 1 but will be placed in the phase that is most appropriate for his or her current ability to sustain an independent life style. Residents can test out of life skills classes they have already mastered or may be required to take additional life skills classes in areas where needed.
Hope's Path also uses the Open Table Model or life coaching/mentorship. Each eligible program participant will be provided a "table" of life coach partners/mentors made up of caring church and community members. Each Table is composed of a group of six volunteers that make a year-long commitment to act–through relationship—as a team of life specialists, encouragers, and advocates. Over the course of the program, the table works together to set goals, foster accountability, and implement a plan to assist in the program participant's life and career goals.
Hope’s Path is a structured program within a semi-independent living setting. It is the responsibility of each young adult to plan and work on their goals while playing a role in the greater community. Daily oversight, structure, and governance of the transitional living settings including chores, shopping, laundry, cooking, activities/celebrations, and discipline will be handled by the young adults in the program with the assistance and oversight of staff members and the onsite House Shepherds. Each resident living in the home will be expected to play a community role and actively contribute to the program structure, identity, and follow a common respectful code of conduct. Each young adult in the program will be on a different and unique path but will respect, care for, and encourage each other along the way.
Approximate Program Phase Timeframe
Orientation and Assessment (2 weeks)
Phase 1 - Life Coaching Plan and Life Skills Development (3- 6 months)
Phase 2- Structured Support (6 months - 1 year)
Phase 3- Supportive Independence (up to 1 Year)
Phase 4 - Independent & Stable (6+ Months)