Our Mission

To equip women with the resources needed to understand their self-worth and live productive lives as they enter into their future.

Director of the program:  Lakia Walker

 

Chances to Change Transitional Living Program
A 6-month faith-based residential program that will assist women with emotional, physical, and spiritual needs.

The program includes:

  • Spiritual Growth through Bible studies and attending weekly church serves/events.
  • Counseling offered in individual and group settings and an assigned mentor.
  • Career Development through employment training and resume building.
  • Community Service through volunteering in church and community programs as well as fundraising events.
  • Life Skills in money management, parenting classes, health & nutrition, and many more!
Safe Haven House

We are able to house up to 5 single women and 1 overnight staff member.  Children will not be allowed to stay in the house.  Participants will be required to engage in the Chance to Change Transitional Living Program and must be a US citizen or eligible to work in the US.  Each participant will work with their assigned mentor to create an Individual Living Plan which will include a needs assessment, action plan and goal setting.  Mentors will meet weekly to add support and guidance in meeting established goals, providing encouragement throughout the program.  Full participation in the program is required for completion.

Church Leaders/Members
  • Partner with GWM as a monthly supporter or give a one-time contribution.
  • Support GWM by allowing representatives/participants to share testimonies to your congregation.
  • Participate in the mission of GWM by serving in the Safe Haven House.

 

Business Owners/Employers
  • Partner with GWM as a monthly supporter or give a one-time contribution.
  • Participate in the mission of GWM by offering employment/job shadowing opportunities.
Service Providers
  • Support GWM by providing information on services offered.
  • Participate in the mission of GWM by offering participants volunteer opportunities.

Questions & Answers

Here are some answers to common questions.

Complete the Contact Us form found at the bottom of the page.  We will be in touch with next steps!

We will conduct an initial interview over the phone.  If we beleive you are a good match for the program, we will set up an in person meeting with our intake team.  You will be required to take and pass a drug test at the interview.  After your interview, the intake team will assess whether or not our program can meet your needs and make a determination of you acceptance or not.  Once accepted, participants will need to agree with the program and house rule and guidelines, and will be asked to take and pass drug tests at the discretion of the Director. 

The rules and guidelines were created to provide a safe living environment and are rooted in Scripture to provide you with the best opportunity to make life changes needed to prepare you for your future.  We will review in full these rules/guidelines in full prior to admitting you in the program.  All participants agree to abide by the rules and guidelines and understand if they do not, they may be asked to leave the program.

God's Woman Ministries (GWM) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, charitable organization and does not receive and government or federal funding.  GWM is currently supported by Rock Solid Church, Light House Church and private donors. 

To make a donation, please make a payment to:  God's Woman Ministries, PO Box 729, Catskill, NY 12414

History

God's Woman Ministries (GWM) is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization founded by the late Christine Hall. Christine had a heart for women and heard the voice of the Lord speak clearly to her, “rescue my women from the enemy. GWM mission was established to bring unity with local community churches and also to empower women with foundational biblical studies to overcome various obstacles in their life. It was her desire to see women restored and set free from all areas of their life, whether transitioning from incarceration, escaping domestic violence, overcoming addictions, or struggling with anxiety and depression. Upon Christine's passing in 2010, her vision and dream did not end. With fire and passion to see women's lives restored, her daughter Lakia Walker picked up where she left off. Lakia created the Chances to Change: Transitional Living Program and is using the house that she grew up in as the first GWM woman's transitional home called the Safe Haven House. Chances to Change Transitional Living Program is a 6 months faith-based residential program in which participants can live in a safe environment to grow, develop personal healing, and transition back into the community. Chances to Change will provide a holistic support system that will address participant needs on an emotional, physical, and spiritual level. With the help and support of local churches, service providers, and community business owners, participants will leave the program Empowered, Restored, and Free!

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