The Encouragement Center is a non-profit organization providing residential foster services and occupational training to area youth. The Encouragement Center's core values lay the foundation of who and what we are, governing our conduct at all times. Developed by our founders, and board of directors, these values reflect the qualities that are at the very core of all we do in dealing with children, donors, our community and each other.
Our heart is to defend, protect and promote the welfare of the children in our care. The best interests of these children drive all decision making. We are here to serve the children, the families, each other, and the community.
Uncompromising integrity is expected and required throughout the organization in order to accomplish its mission.
We maintain and expect the highest standards of excellence in our provision of childcare and all other aspects of our organization. We encourage individuals to strive for excellence and growth in their personal and professional lives.
We believe that given the proper moral foundation, guidance, tools, and resources in a stable, safe and nurturing environment these children will enter adulthood equipped to become productive, contributing members of society and will in turn foster healthy relationships with those around them, breaking the cycle of domestic violence, abuse, and neglect.
Our Services will include:
- Residential/Group Homes: To provide safety and stability to the youth currently entering our care and to see a positive change in the physical and emotional development and healing of the youth.
- Life skills and vocational training assistance program: Through this program the youth will learn basic life skills such as housekeeping, basic automobile maintenance, basic home maintenance, and child care skills. This program will also serve to seek out internship and apprenticeship opportunities for youth of legal working age to experience and explore various vocations, and equip them with basic job performance skills to empower the youth to become healthy, productive, contributing adults.
Envision what the future can be, rather than what the past has been.
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