HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
We know that people come from diverse backgrounds and have different experiences; therefore, we tailor each service according to each participants’ need. We utilize our internal screening tool and create an achievable plan with the help of the participant. Our staff approach each participant with a caring heart and work to build a healthy, trusting relationship to help them understand that we are on their team for a short, intermediate or long-term basis.
We believe that education is the ultimate prerequisite of success. As programs are made available we give individuals access to education and we witness transformation in the lives of our participants.
Working one-on-one or group sessions, we teach literacy to women and girls ranging from youth to adulthood in the areas of reading and writing. Our goal is to make the learning experience fun and easy. We don’t just teach We Learn! As we share the knowledge that we have, we remain transparent as we share examples of how we’ve made blunders while writing papers or during public speaking. This allows our participants to not only engage with us more, but also relate to us. By letting them know that we all have stepping-stones and that we are all human and learning daily increases participation numbers as well the enthusiasm to learn.
Our targeted population has a history of no or low employment opportunities and the resources needed to help them with job readiness skills. We patiently walk our participants through our job readiness program to increase their chances of finding employment. Through our assessment tool, we network with employment agencies and work to provide a listing of suitable employers for the women when they feel secure enough to seek out employment.
Where we teach youth age 15 and up, the importance of employment and how to gain the essential skills needed to secure employment such as resume writing, completing a job applications, developing a cover and thank your letter, interviewing skills, effective job searching, proper work place ethics, working in teams, dressing for success and other skills.
We work to empower our participants by providing programs that raise self-awareness and self-esteem of individuals. We lead by example and hope that our participants will work to assimilate our behavior as they navigate through their individual processes for healing, hope and restoration. As we unite and elevate one another, there is no limit to what we can achieve.
We provide mentoring and life coaching to our program participants and understand our limitations and we refer those in need of counseling services to our partnered and/or affiliated agencies.
Mentoring is usually short term 3 to 6 months (may be provided long-term depending on the wiliness of the mentor and mentee). We provide emotional support, role modeling, action steps to overcome difficult actions and goal setting strategies.
We focus on talk therapy, overcoming obstacles and making changes as needed, identifying core values and passions, organizational strategies, and goal setting.
We focus on helping our participants recognize domestic violence and the causes; how to prevent and avoid domestic violence; the methods and process for healing; the effect of domestic violence; how to retreat; and how to be empowered and help others.
*Please note that counseling is offered and provided on an appointment basis.
The overall growth and well-being of families in general is accomplished when access to resources is prompted. Individuals feel better about themselves when we don’t just say we care, but show we care by giving back resources such as healthy food and clothing to those in need.
Where we deliver bags of groceries monthly to our participants. Our deliveries include wheat bread, fruit, vegetables, 100% juice, water, eggs, cheese, etc. Throughout the year, quarterly we provide to participants new or gently used clothing.
Forgiven But Not Forgotten Foundation trains and hires former domestically abused victims to advocate and mentor others. We believe in the "Each One Teach One" philosophy, so these women either volunteer or become employees of our organization. We know that these women are not only the faces of our organization but are also our voice.
If our participants are looking to find jobs elsewhere we outsource to temp agencies and/or affiliate companies that can match each individuals skill set and experience.
To sustain the efforts of the organization as well as specific projects, Forgiven But Not Forgotten Foundation continues to seek financial support from various organizations and foundations: Public, private, faith based organizations, and government support.