Women and Children

The Mission cares for the health and well-being of women and children. Our women's facility and child development center help women and kids recover from trauma and move toward self-sufficiency.

Established in the 1980s, Naomi Family Residence for women and children serves as a program for women and families escaping domestic violence, homelessness, the effects of addiction, or other traumas. It offers full- and part-time programming for single women or mothers with kids ages birth to 10.

Resources

Women in our programs have access to the following resources at the Mission:

Addiction Recovery. Women facing addiction are supported in recovery with the help of a chemical dependency counselor.

Mental healthWomen and children receive therapeutic guidance through individual and/or group therapy.

Discipleship. Women are taught biblical principles through classes, devotions that help them become followers of Jesus Christ.

Education and job training.  All students in full-time programs attend the LifeNet Adult Education and Training Center, which provides a personalized education plan.

Food and shelterSingle women and moms with kids stay in our comfortable facility where we make it feel like home. 3 nutritious meals are provided daily.\

Medical careFamilies at the Mission have access to medical care as needs arise.

Mentoring and counseling. Trauma-trained case managers and therapists guide women and their kids as they find hope and healing.

Women facing addiction are supported in recovery with the help of a chemical dependency counselor.

Child Development Center

The Mission’s Child Development Center is designed for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old who reside with their moms at the Naomi Family Residence. Licensed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Child Development Center fosters curiosity, creativity, independence, and self-esteem using developmentally appropriate curriculum that enhances spiritual, social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth in young children.

Through the model of Jesus Christ, our center helps children respect themselves and each other, understand differences and similarities among themselves, and learn how to solve problems arising from those differences.

Curriculum

Through group activities, active learning centers, monthly themes, and directed lessons, we prepare children for school by teaching:

  • Christian faith development
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Literacy, math, and art
  • Science and technology
  • Social/emotional language

Family Support

Our Parent Resource room provides information on child development, spiritual growth, and other relevant topics that guide parents in their journeys. Regular parent meetings offer information and opportunities to discuss ideas for raising children who thrive. And 3 times a year, we plan field trips for the whole family to encourage family fun and engagement.

Licensed Teachers

Our teaching staff is highly experienced and educated. All of our teachers have met the guidelines for teacher certification with the Department of Human Services.

Intergenerational Support

The CDC believes children should interact with adults of all ages. That’s why older adult volunteers are welcome. Both the children and the volunteer ‘grandparents’ love the attention they get. All volunteers and staff undergo a strict background check to ensure our children’s safety.