Restoring Lives of Women and Children in Crisis
Since Restoration Village opened in June 1989, hundreds have been given refuge, support and hope in a home environment. Our residents come to us from a variety of circumstances: homeless, often with children or pregnant, needing security, hope and encouragement to overcome the traumas of sexual, emotional or physical abuse.
The first priority of the Village is to provide women and their children with a safe, abuse-free environment while meeting their basic needs for food, shelter and clothing, but a long-term approach is essential to accomplish lasting change and restoration.
We believe a long-term approach is necessary to address the obstacles faced by the women and children who come to us seeking assistance. To facilitate this we evaluate and track each individual situation to determine length of residency. Our average stay is six months to a year.
Goals include life skills – such as driving, budgeting, meal planning and self-care. Goals extend on to include continuing education, job skills, resume and interview preparation. And ultimately, the final goal is for residents to become self-sufficient, productive and whole individuals able to support themselves and their children and be productive members of our community.
88% of funding for Restoration Village comes from private donations from individuals, businesses and groups. 5% from the United Way and the balance from grants. They receive no tax payer assistance from the local, state or federal level.