What are the requirements to apply?
- A desire to become independent and self sufficient
- A determination and commitment to engage fully in the program
- Any single woman with legal custody of children
- May have up to four children, ages 10 and under (older children may be considered in rare cases and by referral)
- Preferable to have a valid drivers license and own a reliable vehicle
- No current drug use and preferable to be at least 6 - 12 months sobriety from illegal substances
- Preferable to have high school diploma or GED (those who have not completed GED may be considered through referral)
- Need to have a good understanding of the English language in order to interact with staff
What are the rules and policies of your program?
Accountability and commitment are crucial elements of success in our program. We are fully invested in the families that come to us, and we expect the same in return. In addition to weekly case management, skills classes, and church attendance, residents must keep their apartments clean and pass weekly house checks and random drug tests. Children must be supervised at all times, and we do not allow smoking or any tobacco use on the property. Curfew is 10pm Sunday thru Thursday and 11pm Friday and Saturday. For reasons of safety, visitors are not allowed except when approved by a case manager.
These rules were created with your success in mind. Having structure in your daily life will help create patterns that will serve you long after you leave Midland Fair Havens. In exchange for free housing and the high level of support you receive with us, we ask for full compliance to the program.
Do you provide childcare? What about transportation?
Children are a priority of our program. We provide tutoring, Jr. life skills classes, counseling and other social enrichment opportunities for your children. Once you gain entry into Midland Fair Havens, our case managers will assist and empower you to find suitable care for your children. We have strong relationships with many providers in the community and will help alleviate this concern for you.
It is preferable that you come to us with your own reliable transportation. If this is not possible, we will work with you to come up with an acceptable plan.
Will you consider pregnant women with no other children?
Yes. First-time mothers may begin the application process while pregnant.
Do you accept applications from out of town or out of state?
We are open to serving women from other towns and states.
It is important to remember that the application and interview process can be lengthy. For this reason, some interviews may be conducted by video conference. It is not advisable for applicants to leave their current residence until they have been accepted into the program. Midland Fair Havens does not provide emergency shelter, and resources are limited in the area.
What are the accommodations like at Midland Fair Havens?
Each private apartment is fully furnished with a kitchen, dining area, living room, two bedrooms, and a full bathroom. All beds are twin-sized. Appliances include a washer/dryer, refrigerator, microwave, and television. Basic cable and wifi is provided at a fee of $50/month. For communal use, we have a playground and media room with shared computers, a large television, and a library of books, school supplies, and enrichment activities. Thanks to the generosity of our community, local businesses and stores, we also have a blessing room which provides residents access to basic necessities, including clothing and household items. Click the link below to view pictures!
When does the program end?
Midland Fair Havens is designed to be a two-year program.Every circumstance is unique. Our primary focus is the education and employment of residents. With this in mind, an education goal set in place upon acceptance to the program. Typically this goal involves a plan to complete a degree or vocational training of their choice. During their stay, residents work their individualized action plan, which is a pathway to self-sufficiency and independence. Once they have achieved their goals, residents graduate from our program.
How much does the program cost?
There is a non-refundable deposit of $200 upon entry and a monthly fee of $50 which helps pay for cable and wifi. There are no other financial requirements. Residents are responsible for their own cell phone bill, groceries, gasoline, and car insurance.
Anything else I should know?
Residential status is probationary for the first 90 days. At the end of 90 days, both resident and staff will review program commitment and progress and make a recommendation for full program status.
This sounds too good to be true! What's the catch?
There is no catch! Compliance is key. Your hard work and effort are all we ask in return. If you stay dedicated to achieving your goals, you will be successful in our program. God's grace and mercy enable you to reach the goals and plans God has for you. We will celebrate what He does in your life!