O.K.H.H.'s mission is to provide a safe and structured environment for women and their children of Mercer County ravaged by the effects of substance abuse, domestic violence, adjustment disorders and intellectual disabilities.
We are prepared to heal and rebuild families through emotional, social, educational and economic support systems, by implementing ground-breaking strategies and comprehensive services for the 21st Century – one step at a time.
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ONE KINGDOM HEART HOUSE (O.K.H.H.)
TRANSITION HOUSE FOR WOMEN & THEIR CHILDREN
EXPECTED OPENING 04/2022
O.K.H.H. has three distinct competitive edges that will be leveraged to help make it a successful service provider with sufficient financial resources:
• Same-gender services: This is quite valuable because homeless women are far more vulnerable than homeless men. The same-gender environment allows women to deal with self-esteem issues which are very typical in abusive and chemical-dependent situations. A same-gender setting also allows a sisterhood to develop, allowing the women to bond and develop meaningful, supportive relationships together. Lastly, it minimizes the risk of sexual relations between residents.
• Length of stay: O.K.H.H. has the ability to offer clients the option of staying up to two years at the facility. The ability to stay a longer time significantly increases the chance of rehabilitation/skill development/self-sufficiency.
• 21st Century Job Readiness & Comprehensive Service-Learning Programming: With the support of strong community service partnerships, O.K.H.H.’s “Seven-to-Seven (727 L.T.D.)” Leadership Training & Development program was developed to build and empower self-sufficient, confident women and children by applying the 7 “laws of learning” to produce the 7 principles FOR LIFE.
This seven-step program, when fully engaged by the residents (which generally occurs because of the program being on-site and for the duration of the stay of the clients) encompasses 21st Century arts-infused education and service-learning activities, with an unequivocal job embeddedness aim. O.K.H.H. will provide a comprehensive method of learning which is both rigorous and relevant for healthy adult and youth development.