PDI FAITH BASED INITIATIVE VETERANS REPAIR, INC.,

VETERANS TRANSITIONAL HOMES

2525 EAST SOUTH BLVD.

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA 36116

BRIEF ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

PDI FAITH BASED INITIATIVE VETERANS REPAIR, INC., is a non- profit 501 (C)(3) organization working for veteran initiative. We have collaborated nationwide with several non-profit organizations to provide services that meet the need of our veterans. We have a non- profit organization Business Incubator Center, that desires to operate a homeless veterans transitional housing program to serve both male and female veterans with the assistance they desperately need.

On any given night in this country 800,000 persons experience homelessness. Nearly 200,000 of these individuals are veterans who have served in the armed forces. It is more important than ever that we develop measures to ensure that every veteran has access to housing and appropriate supportive services. There were an estimated 140,000 veterans held in state and federal prisons. State prison held 127,500 of those veterans and federal prisons held 12,500. We are making a conjugated effort to increase the quality of life for all veterans with special interested on the incarcerated veteran in America.

The main goals are to help each veteran achieve greater self-determination, improved residential stability, and increased income through obtaining job training. These goals are achieved through individual service plans that are developed by the President, Executive Director, and managers with the input of each individual client. Each veteran who consistently follows his/her service plan developed Executive Staff, complies with the service plan developed and follows all policy/procedures of the program will be in good standing and may be considered a successful graduate of the transitional housing program. Successful graduates of the program may be eligible for additional supportive services such as rental assistance, relocation allowance and home furnishings, depending on the individual veteran's need and the availability of funding. Individuals who qualify for this program must obtain a DD214 that states they have earned an honorable discharge. The time-frame of participation for a veteran in PDI FAITH BASED INITIATIVE VETERANS REPAIR, INC., , transitional housing program cannot exceed 6 months.

This program’s role in the County Continuum of Care is that of a transitional housing provider dedicated to specifically serving homeless veterans. Primary prevention and early intervention can help veterans increase coping skills and to emulate healthy behavioral patterns instead of negative ones. This program endeavors to lower the incidence of emotional disorders offering a balanced development which stimulates each veteran’s intellectual curiosity and the desire for lifelong learning. It also encourages self-esteem and confidence by recognizing the unique potential and worth of each veteran by reducing stress and promoting conditions that increase confidence and coping skills.

PROJECT VALUES AND PRINCIPLES:

We value the parents as the cornerstone of a successful and productive community. The proper growth and development of veterans within the family structure from post military or incarceration to civilian readiness is a proven asset to any community.

Objectives

  • Provide safe and affordable housing/transitional housing
  • Develop an individualized service goal / success plan for each veteran
  • Provide educational and case management services
  • Increase job skills and training
  • Improve income stability
  • Assist each resident to secure permanent housing and achieve self-sufficiency
  • Admissions Criteria
  • Must be an eligible veteran over the age of 18
  • Must be homeless
  • Must be drug and alcohol free for 30 days
  • Must be willing to follow and abide by all program rules and service planning
  • Length of stay in program
  • Each resident will stay in program between 3 to 6 months

The Commission on Economic Opportunity works in conjunction with the Veterans Center to provide a comprehensive support environment.

  • Educational Enhancement and Economic Opportunity
  • Job training and employment assistance
  • Life skills training: basic home management, budget counseling and self-care skills
  • Case management: service plan development, referrals, coordination and advocacy to appropriate agencies to address needs
  • Housing counseling and referral plus continued follow up for 6 months after discharge
  • Additional Supportive Services from Veterans Partners
  • Medical treatment and medication monitoring
  • Substance abuse treatment / counseling
  • Mental health treatment / counseling
  • Benefit entitlement: VA benefits and VA pension
  • Building(s) Features
  • A, B and C Pods
  • Fire alarm system / smoke detectors
  • All doors locked with entry code system
  • Individual resident mailboxes
  • Free operated laundry
  • Community recreational room area
  • 24-hour supervision

POD Features

  • Completely furnished
  • Living / dining room area
  • Community shower, bath tubs and restroom
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Central air conditioning
  • Electric heat
  • Smoke detectors
  • Telephone jacks
  • Cable TV jacks

Post Prevention:

To provide the community with a resource of effective family strengthening that encompass a holistic approach to veterans, to improve the level of self-esteem.

To develop and implement a promising program that address veteran adjusting back the civilian life.

ELIGIBILITY:

The eligibility criteria for participation in the program are that individuals live in Alabama. The eligibility criteria for participation in the program are veterans with DD 214 or Justification approved by the President.

DESIRED RESULTS:

To provide a variety of educational enrichment and enhancement programs for veterans.

To increase the veterans and incarcerated veteran’s self-concept by 60% with the first year through cultural enrichment activities.

To provide all veterans with a means of getting faith based learning.

To provide an environment that is conductive to elevating a veteran to his/her fullest potential.

STAFF DESCRIPTION AND PROJECTED SALARIES

The President primary responsibility will be to oversee the program. he will secure funding sources for various projects that will take place and insure that the funds are spent appropriately. In addition, the President will conduct program evaluations to insure that the project is conducted in accordance with the goals and objectives of the program. The President will meet with staff on need base to the to insure operation and compliance's

Executive Director will assist the President with duties and responsibilities and will report to the President.

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for all front office duties. She will serve as a support person for the program Pods Director and Counselors. He/She will report to the President.

The Counselors (2) will provide supportive services to the participants by networking with various agencies and businesses in the community. He/She will be responsible for making referrals for participants as needed to other agencies that will provide supportive services. He/She will maintain a file on each participant’s goals and their progress. He /She will report to the President.

The instructor will plan and oversee all activities by the participants. The instructor will also ensure that all safety rules are adhered to at all times by all participants. He /She will report to the executive director.

The Custodian will be responsible for the cleaning of the facility. The custodian will keep an inventory of all job related supplies needed and forward all request to the Administrative Assistant.

The health care assistant will provide participants with assistance in completing health care follow up application. They will be available to assist the participants in areas of difficulties. The health care assistant will maintain a report on the progress of each participant. He /She will report to the executive director.  

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UNITED EVENING EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM, INC.

To provide quality, free or low cost child and youth care for our parents

BRIEF ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

UNITED EVENING EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM, INC., after school educational program is designed to nurture the spirit, educate the mind, promote the development of the whole child and youth, and to educate children and youth between the ages of 6 thru 17, by stimulating the intellectual curiosity of each at risk child and youth. The after school educational program is designed to address the concerns of all families of the child and youth in our program. With the decrease of extended families, the increase in the rate of families moving, and more families experiencing stress, drug abuse and crimes, we have a concern that children in these families will experience high rates of delinquent behavior. Primary prevention and early intervention can help children increase coping skills and to emulate healthy behavioral patterns instead of negative ones. This program endeavors to lower the incidence of emotional disorders offering a balanced development which stimulates each child and youth’s intellectual curiosity and the desire for lifelong learning. It also encourages self-esteem and confidence by recognizing the unique potential and worth of each child and youth by reducing stress and promoting conditions that increase confidence and coping skills.

PROJECT VALUES AND PRINCIPLES:

We value the parents as the cornerstone of a successful and productive community. The proper growth and development of children within the family structure from prenatal to adolescence is a proven asset to any community. The parents of UNITED EVENING EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM, INC., are culturally and economically diverse and take many forms. Our aim is to provide all children with quality child and youth care service.

The after school educational program seeks to address the developmental needs of the child and youth. The child and youth will be encouraged to focus on their own dreams, obstacles, and the need to take responsibility for them as they grow older. The program will operate throughout the year, becoming a summer program when school is out. The program Executive Director will design and plan activities. The child and youth Coordinator will instruct the activities, the Tutors will assist with homework and provide assistance in areas where students may be weak. The counselor will hold weekly support groups and individual sessions.

DAILY SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

2:30 ­ 2:45 PM Arrival and Greeting

2:45 ­ 3:30 PM Tutorial Assistance & Homework 3:30 ­ 4:30 PM Recreational Activity

4:30 ­ 4:45 PM Snack

4:45 ­ 5:30 PM Entrepreneurship/Health & Nutrition

5:30 ­ 6:00 PM Daily Reflection Time/ Dismissal

Note: School holidays, staff development days and summer month hours will start at 8:00 am

PROJECT GOALS/OBJECTIONS, METHODOLOGY AND PROGRAM PLANS:

  • To provide quality, free or low cost child and youth care for our parents.
  • To promote socialization and the developmental language skills of each child and youth.
  • To stimulate the Cognitive, Language, Gross Motor, and the Communication skills of each child and youth.
  • To strengthen the family and to foster healthy growth and development of children from prenatal care to adolescence.
  • To support families in crisis.
  • To encourage bonding between the parents and the child.
  • To provide the community with a resource of effective family strengthening that encompass a holistic approach to the child and youth care.
  • To improve the child and youth’s level of self -esteem.
  • To develop and implement a promising program that address early child and youth education.

ELIGIBILITY:

The eligibility criteria for participation in the program are that individuals live in Alabama.

DESIRED RESULTS

To provide a variety of educational enrichment and enhancement programs for children and youth and increase parent participation by 50%.

To increase the child and youth self-concept by 60% with the first year through cultural enrichment activities.

To provide all families with a means of getting faith based learning for their child and youth.

To provide an environment that is conductive to elevating a child and youth to his/her fullest potential.

STAFF DESCRIPTION AND PROJECTED SALARIES

  • The Executive Director’s primary responsibility will be to oversee the program. She/he will secure funding sources for various projects that will take place and insure that the funds are spent appropriately.  In addition, the Director will conduct program evaluations to insure that the project is conducted in accordance with the goals and objectives of the program. The executive director will report to the board of directors.

  • Assistant Program Director will assist the executive director with duties and responsibilities and will report to the executive director. 
  • The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for all front office duties. She will serve as a support person for the program Director and Counselors. He/She will report to the executive director.

  • The Counselors (2) will provide supportive services to the participants by networking with various agencies and businesses in the community. He/She will be responsible for making referrals for participants as needed to other agencies that will provide supportive services. He/She will maintain a file on each participant’s goals and their progress. He /She will report to the executive director.

  • The instructor will plan and oversee all activities by the participants. The instructor will also ensure that all safety rules are adhered to at all times by all participants. He /She will report to the executive director.  

  • The Custodian will be responsible for the cleaning of the facility. The custodian will keep an inventory of all job related supplies needed and forward all request to the Administrative Assistant.

  • The health care assistant will provide participants with assistance in completing health care follow up application. They will be available to assist the participants in areas of difficulties. The health care assistant will maintain a report on the progress of each participant. He /She will report to the executive director.

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