COMING SPRING 2017!
Dinami House, the name derived from the Greek word meaning “STRENGTH,” is a transitional home of stability, support and strength for women in reentry. It’s a safe and sober environment for your journey of healing and recovery. At Dinami House you will learn to create community with others, set & achieve goals of accountability, participate in experiential learning and discover Adventure Therapy.
Residents will pay an affordable monthly rent, which includes a fully-furnished, two-family home, utilities, internet access, plus a shared kitchen and bath. The occupancy of the house is a maximum of seven women. Each room will include beds, dresser and desk.
Residents will work with a qualified Case Manager to develop their personal plan for successful transition. The Case Manager will assist with linkage to the appropriate resources, services and life skill tools. Program topics include:
- Building Healthy Relationships
- Social Skills
- Job Readiness
- Health & Wellness
- Personal Finance
Screening for Eligibility
Potential residents will be interviewed for program goals compatibility. The key criteria for residency will be acceptance of residency guidelines and volunteer agreements.
Dinami House residents will learn valuable work-transferable skills through the launching of a social enterprise for the sale of handcrafted items. Through the social enterprise, women will learn about budgeting, inventory management, purchasing, customer service, advertising and marketing and other business operations.
Adventure therapy is a form of experiential therapy that involves various types of adventure that’s often conducted outdoors. Activities may include things like camping, hiking, navigating ropes courses, rock climbing, sailing, and cooperative games. It allows participants to take calculated risks and explore personal issues in a safe, supportive environment under the guidance and support of mental health professionals.
Adventure therapy uses the experience itself to help individuals face and overcome emotional issues, addictions, behavioral problems, and many other challenges. It also helps participants develop important life skills that can benefit them throughout their lives.
Getting away from the day to day pressures of daily life, as well as being surrounded by spectacular natural beauty, breathing fresh air, and listening to the unique and often tranquil sounds of nature, can boost anyone’s spirits and help them gain a new appreciation for life.
Residents will enjoy the harvest from their own Elevated Garden. It’s a garden bed that has been raised above the surface of the ground where they will be gardeners. Raised beds produce a variety of benefits: they extend the planting season, they can reduce weeds if designed and planted properly, and they reduce the need to use poor native soil.
The garden will be a collaborative effort of the residents who will care for it and enjoy the fruits of their labor.