Apply to the Shelter Mentoring Program

 

Eligibility

The ideal candidate for the Shelter Mentoring Program is a non-profit agency that:

  • Has valid 501(c)3 status with the Federal government
  • Has valid non-profit status in your home state
  • Has demonstrated a commitment to anti-trafficking work
  • Has some experience interacting with survivors, either through outreach, drop-in, or working alongside another agency
  • Has identified (at least) its founding Board of Directors, Executive Director, and begun strategizing its shelter program
  • Has the flexibility and finances to permit agency representatives to be away from work/home during the four week-long training intensives

The candidate agency does not need to have secured its residential property – in fact, you might change your thinking about the property you need based on the training.

Agreements

The ideal candidate for the Shelter Mentoring Program is a non-profit agency that:

  • Has the capacity and willingness to begin a rigorous training program including on-site Intensives, webinars, and homework.
  • Is agreeable to/compatible with instruction taught from a Christian worldview. Candidate agencies need not operate as faith-based organizations, but the Mentees understand that the Institute and program content will be reflective of this conviction.
  • Can commit to at least 3-4 persons within your emerging agency who will participate in the training. Each on-site Intensive allows for 2 attendees per agency, but those individuals can change over the course of the training phase.
  • Understands it will be concurrently working to build your agency infrastructure, program and community relationships concurrent with being in the training program. Mentees will need to demonstrate progress towards opening a qualified shelter home.

Important Dates for Ministry Foundation Phase

Spring Cohort: (Application is due 1 October 2020.  Notification of acceptance will be made by 31 October 2020) 
March 8 – 12 – Intensive 1: MISSION AND LEADERSHIP 
April 12 – 16 – Intensive 2: ASSET MANAGEMENT 

Fall Cohort: (Application is due 1 May 2021.  Notification of acceptance will be made by 31 May 2021) 
September 13 – 17 – Intensive 1: MISSION AND LEADERSHIP 
October 18 – 22 – Intensive 2: ASSET MANAGEMENT 

Important Dates for Program & Services Phase: 

Spring Cohort: (Application is due 1 October 2020.  Notification of acceptance will be made by 31 October 2020)
March 22 – 26 – Intensive 3: PROGRAM DESIGN
April 26 – 30 – Intensive 4: PROGRAM ELEMENTS
June 7 – 11 – Intensive 5: PROGRAM COHESION

Fall Cohort: (Application is due 1 April 2021.  Notification of acceptance will be made by 30 April 2021)
August 23 – 27 – Intensive 3: PROGRAM DESIGN
Sept 27 – Oct 1 – Intensive 4: PROGRAM ELEMENTS
November 1 – 5 – Intensive 5: PROGRAM COHESION

Tuition Fees

The Samaritan Women’s Institute for Shelter Care works to cultivate charitable support to offer institutional scholarships for our Mentees and wish for participation to come at little cost to them. While the Institute will strive to provide scholarships in the highest amount possible, we cannot offer full scholarships, and each organization should anticipate paying some amount.

For more information about tuition and scholarships, please email Kim Checkeye at kcheckeye@thesamaritanwomen.org.


Application

Due to the restrictions associated with Coronavirus, we have postponed the 2020 Cohort until 2021. If you are interested in applying, please download and complete the application [BUTTON BELOW] and submit to Kim Checkeye at kcheckeye@thesamaritanwomen.org.  Applying does not indicate an automatic acceptance into the program nor does it constitute a commitment by the applicant.