Each Homesteader will develop their own 3-Phase Individual Growth Plan to help meet her long-term and short-term goals. The following program activities are mandatory, unless excused by the Executive Director:
Bible Study Topics: self-esteem, boundaries, identity in Christ, spiritual warfare, trusting God
Homestead Small Group Small support group meeting with other Homesteaders.
Individual Counseling & Therapy Each woman entering the program is set up with a drug and alcohol counselor as well as a mental health counselor in partnership with Pawnee Mental Health. In addition, each Homestead participant meets with a licensed trauma-informed therapist during her stay.
Mentoring Each Homestead participant will be assigned 2 to 3 mentors to come alongside the Homesteaders as role models and healthy friends who offer practical help to accomplish the goals she sets in her individual growth plan.
Health Care Each Homestead participant has access to primary care, in partnership with Community Health Ministry in Wamego, KS.
Life Skill Classes
Nutrition and Meal Planning
The vital connection of Homesteaders to the local church is a significant part of their continued healing while at The Homestead.
Job Apprenticeship is a training strategy that provides supervised, structured on-the-job training by employers in our local community. Most of the job apprenticeships can be completed in 6-12 months and provides the graduate with a letter of recommendation from the business concerning the trade that the participant has trained in to send out with her resume to possible employers, as well as a positive reference from the business concerning her trade.
Current List of Registered Job Apprenticeships:
Assistant Real Estate Broker & Property Management
Funeral Home Director & Embalmer
Building & Grounds
Housing & Dining
Retail store office management/marketing
Educational Opportunities The Homestead will provide clientele with opportunities to obtain a GED, secondary education, and specialized educational training from institutions in the Flint Hills.
GET IN TOUCH Westview Community Church c/o Homestead - Deb Kluttz 615 Gillespie Drive Manhattan, KS 66502 (785) 537-7173