The following entities have signed Intent to Lease documents or are waiting for upcoming board meeting approvals:
- Dayton Children’s Hospital
- Miami Valley Urban League
- Mini University
- Montgomery County
- Sinclair College
The Hope Center for Families’ partners will fill in the gaps and will work with existing workforce development programs such as the nationally recognized Miami Valley Urban League’s SOAR program, Sinclair College’s workforce training programs, and The Job Bank at OhioMeansJobs | Montgomery County. We will work one-on-one with hundreds of individuals – listening to their needs, setting goals, and implementing an action plan for income stability. Through intense mentoring and coaching, we will address the complexities of their circumstances and help lift them out of the grips of poverty with dignity and respect. We estimate serving hundreds more through workshops.
Dayton Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Clinic will offer direct care to thousands of children and provide educational programs eliminating some emergency room visits. Sinclair College’s community health programs and nursing students will provide health screenings and other direct health care experiences. Coordinated efforts with nearby Good Samaritan Hospital and Grandview Medical Center will provide additional services. Also, we will continue our relationship with CareSource’s Life Services program. Additional relationships with Montgomery County health and behavioral resources will be expanded.
The Hope Center will house Mini University, a five -star childcare center serving over 140 toddlers and preschool children. Mini University will also provide training and support services to additional childcare provider programs in the area. The Center will also offer after-school mentoring programs to reach multiple generations. Over one hundred parents and guardians will benefit quarterly from tools to manage households, maintain marriages, and raise children. Sinclair College will offer credit and non-credit educational programs. Internships and service learning activities will occur at the facility, and Sinclair’s early childhood education students will gain practical experiences.
Further, additional educational programs dealing with life skill improvements will continue for youth such as the summer Freedom Schools located at Fairview Elementary School and other adult training programs. The Omega CDC has been awarded a million dollar, five year, 21st century grant to address after-school skill enhancement.