The Gilead Way
Gilead House is so much more than a safe respite from the threatening uncertainties of homelessness, domestic violence and the many forms of addiction. There is the Gilead House and there is also the Gilead Way. Yes, our task is to love and care for those struggling with challenging circumstances, but our task is also to assist them to help themselves chart a new course in life.
The Gilead Way empowers women to reach their full potential. Moms enter the disciplined program to learn new life skills including securing employment, completing school, acquiring financial intelligence, improving parenting skills, learning better nutrition, and for those needful, entering a 12-step program. Here is gained a leveraging multiplier effect because mothers then have the opportunity to pass this knowledge on to their children.
The goal is to get moms and children off the streets and into a safe temporary home. From there each family creates a self-sufficiency action plan with written goals and objectives to help them move towards economic stability. During weekly meetings with the mentors and Director of Family Services, moms review their progress towards self-sufficiency, working a monthly budget, discussing employment/education opportunities, next step stable housing, positive health, therapy, and life skills workshops.