Ninety Day Residency Program
Diana's Faith House, Cornerstone's non-profit, faith based, shelter for women and women with children is offering the same 90 day program as our men's shelter.
Our goal is to help individuals become self-sufficient by assisting them
with their job search
setting up a budget and savings account
help them find long term housing.
assist women with children by getting them established in school.
We are here to mentor the resident through general life skills and spiritual enrichment.
Call 928-757-1535 x1002
FOR SHELTER INTAKES
Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:2 ESV
Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI and VII) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Cornerstone Mission Project, Inc. prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities or employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age and disability. Cornerstone Mission Project, Inc. must make a reasonable accommodation to allow a person with a disability to take part in a program, service or activity. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For example, this means that if necessary, Cornerstone Mission Project, Inc. must provide sign language interpreters for people who are deaf, a wheelchair accessible location, or enlarged print materials. It also means that Cornerstone Mission Project, Inc. will take any other reasonable action that allows you to take part in and understand a program or activity, including making reasonable changes to an activity. If you believe that you will not be able to understand or take part in a program or activity because of your disability, please let us know of your disability needs in advance if at all possible. To request this document in alternative format or for further information about this policy please contact: Melanie Windecker, (928) 757-1535. Para obtener este document en otro formato u obtener información adicional sobre esta politica, Melanie Windecker, (928) 757-1535.
Diana’s Faith House
Cornerstone Mission Project, Inc.
Shelter Rules – Updated 5/29/20
Welcome to Diana’s Faith House!
Diana’s Faith House is a non-profit, faith based, Shelter for women and women with children. Our goal is to help you become self-sufficient by assisting you with a job search, setting up a budget and savings account, and when it is time to exit the program, to help you find long term housing. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask a staff member to help you. We are also here to mentor you through general life skills and spiritual enrichment.
You must actively pursue self-sufficiency. This means finding a job. It is up to you to find regular employment. If you are unable to work, you must pursue alternatives such as schooling, job training, or state and/or federal assistance. Your progress in this area will be evaluated. All residents will be required to submit a daily activities log, which will be evaluated for “forward motion”. All residents must leave the house between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
We ask that you follow a set of rules while staying here. These are designed to make Diana’s Faith House a safe and healthy environment, and to help you and your children assume basic responsibilities.
Please understand that if you or your children refuse to follow these rules, we have the right to refuse to provide you services.
You must disclose all information required during the intake process. This information must be accurate to the best or your knowledge. The nature of the information you provide will not be held against you, or prevent you from staying at Diana’s Faith House. However, withholding information, or providing false information, is grounds for immediate discharge.
Reasons for Intake Non-Acceptance
If the person poses a threat to self, staff or other program participants.
If the public search done prior turns up recent and or history of violent crime or sex offense
The countenance of the individual is aggressive or uncooperative, or individual states they will not participate in the program to self-sufficiency..
Rules 1 through 10, if broken, are an immediate exit from the program.
1. No drugs, alcohol or weapons are allowed on the premises. Drugs include ALL over the counter
medications. If you have medications that a doctor has prescribed, they are ALL TO BE SURRENDERED UPON INTAKE. Weapons include ALL guns, pocket knives, utility knives, box cutters, scissors, etc.
2. No alcoholic beverages may be consumed while participating in the Faith House program. This includes ALL alcoholic beverages. If you smell of alcohol you will be tested.
3. No pornographic material on the premises. Diana’s Faith House reserves the right to define what is or is not ‘pornographic’. If you have questions regarding this, consult the staff. A good rule of thumb is that if it is not “G” it’s probably not allowed. Television programs will be monitored for appropriateness and violent content.
4. No theft of property whether it is Diana’s Faith House property, or that of other residents, etc. In the event of theft, charges will be filed with local law enforcement and you will be immediately discharged.
5. No photography or videoing of any kind in shelter. Safety of those in shelter is paramount. Do not disclose whereabouts of persons in shelter purposefully or accidentally, especially on any type of social media (Facebook, Snap Chat, YouTube, etc.) or by use of any other type of photography or videography.
6. No physical abuse whether staff, volunteers, residents or visitors. Physical abuse includes shoving, pushing, finger-poking and touching inappropriately. In the event of physical abuse, charges will be filed with the police department.
7. No negative involvement with the police. This means being arrested, cited or warned for any reason. This does not mean being stopped and/or questioned.
8. No verbal abuse or harassment including swearing, foul language or sexual comments of staff, volunteers, residents, neighbors or visitors. This rule does include lewd, obscene or off-color jokes or stories, lying, spreading of rumors and general negativity toward the program. Discussing other residents outside of the Shelter staff is not permitted. Every resident is entitled to confidentiality.
9. Be in by curfew unless you have prior permission from the House Supervisor. Curfew is 7 p.m.
10. All residents physically able to work will be required to fill out a job contact sheet weekly and turn it in each Monday morning. All residents will be required to be working by the end of their first 30 days. Six job contacts and six personal follow up visits (revisit location where applications were originally dropped off) per week are required and must be verifiable. Children will need to be placed in school and/or daycare during job search.
Rules 11 through 33 are ‘three strikes and you’re out.’ This means you will receive a verbal warning on the first infraction. On the second infraction; a write-up. On the third infraction, you will be discharged from the Faith House program.
11. Sign in and out when leaving and returning to the house.
12. If you are in the shelter, you are expected to attend meetings.
13. You must complete your assigned house chores on time. If your regular work schedule prevents you from completing your assigned chore, you must discuss this with the House Supervisor and find someone to trade with you. Finding a replacement for house chores is your responsibility. Children may be assigned a chore depending on their age and ability, parents will have the responsibility of monitoring the child’s chore completion.
14. You must complete 3 activities per week. The Life Skills class is mandatory. Optional activities include Church Services and Bible Study & other classes on and off-site. Off-site classes must have House Supervisors approval prior to attending classes.
15. No panhandling anywhere while you are in any Faith House program.
16. No shopping carts are allowed on the premises.
17. No loitering or around the property of our neighbors. Residents who wish to relax outdoors may do so in the designated area behind the house. NO SMOKING IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE.
18. SMOKING: If you must smoke, use the designated smoking area around the backside of the premises.NO SMOKING ALLOWED ANYWHERE ELSE IN OR ON THE PREMISES. Make sure butts go in the designated can. No smoking between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Only two people in the smoking area at a time.
19. You and your children must shower & brush your teeth every day. Supplies such as soap and shampoo are provided free charge if you are not working. Residents who do not maintain proper personal hygiene may be required to shower immediately and dress in clean clothes, etc.
20. You must launder your clothes and bedding regularly. House laundry will be completed as set in the daily schedule. The family laundry schedule will be posted weekly. You must purchase your own laundry supplies if employed.
21. Sleeping is only allowed in your room. No sleeping in the living room.
22. No food or beverages in your room. Residents must eat and drink in the dining room area only. Water bottles only are allowed in the bedrooms.
23. Proper attire must be worn at all times, including when going from the shower to your room. This means shirt, pants or shorts, and shoes. Proper sleep clothing must be worn when sleeping. We suggest you wear shower slippers when showering.
24. Clothing with objectionable logos/language may not be worn. Objectionable themes include anything obscene, vulgar, demonic, drug, alcohol or sexual related. Clothing includes shirts, vests, pants, belts, sweaters, jackets, coats, hats and scarf’s.
We have access to the clothing closet at our thrift store, Cornerstone Mission Community Care Center. Please let staff know if there is a need and what that need is. We will do all we can to assist you.
25. Visitors are allowed but permission must be given prior to the visit. All visitors are subject to screening which may include a criminal history check. Visits should be brief to be respectful to the other residents and the shelter classes/activities.
26. Visitors are not allowed in the bedrooms and must use front restroom.
27. Residents personal belongings must be kept either in the closet, your dresser drawer or your tote under the bed. Items left on the floor may be thrown away. Rooms must be picked up before leaving for the day and closets kept orderly.
28. CD players and other audio gear/TV/Movies may be used only with headphones. Phones must be silenced or placed on vibrate at 10:00 p.m. TV/Movies & literature should be of a non-offensive nature. No “R” Rated movies/text/programs/pictures containing violent, sexual/lewd, vulgar language or behavior.
29. Respecting Boundaries. You may not go in another resident’s room and/or property without their permission. You may not borrow any other resident’s belongings without their permission.
30. Residents are not to fraternize with volunteers, staff or clients on a personal level other than polite conversation. Residents are not to ask any volunteer or staff for money. Needs may be conveyed to staff.
31. Children and discipline. Time out’s and restrictions are the preferred method of discipline within the shelter. There will be no physical, verbal, mental or emotional abuse tolerated.
32. Children must be supervised if playing in the backyard. Residents are allowed to take turns doing so.
33. Residents are not allowed to discipline other residents’ children.
Residents must be aware of the fact that we are many families living under one roof. We have different personalities, beliefs, likes and dislikes. We must respect each other in order live peaceably under one roof.
Diana’s Faith House strives to maintain a safe and healthy environment for its residents. We also abide by rules and regulations imposed by various state and local agencies. To this end, Faith House reserves the following rights:
We have the right to search all residents and their personal belongings on house/shelter property at any time, without prior notice. This includes lockers, backpacks, satchels, purses and any other container that holds your belongings. If you refuse the search, you will be discharged immediately. If the search produces contraband, including drugs, alcohol, weapons and/or pornography, you will be discharged immediately.
We have the right to test for drugs and alcohol at any time, without prior notice. If you refuse the test, you will be discharged immediately. If the test result is positive, you will be discharged immediately.
If you have been discharged for non-compliance with the rules, and are refused shelter, you may appeal the decision. The process is as follows:
Within 72 hours you must submit a written appeal to the Administrator of Cornerstone Mission. The Administrator must respond to your appeal within 72 hours of receiving it. If the Administrator rejects your appeal, you may submit a second appeal to the Executive Board of Directors within 72 hours of the Administrator’s rejection. The Executive Board must respond to your appeal within 72 hours of receiving it. Their decision is final.
Whether or not you stay at the facility while your appeal is in process, is a decision the Administrator will make. It may not be appealed.
Appeals to the Administrator and/or the Executive Board of Directors should be mailed to:
Cornerstone Mission, 3049 Sycamore Ave., Kingman, AZ 86409
EXITING THE PROGRAM
Upon your exit, all medications and personal property being held for you will be returned.
Upon exit, your belongings may be held for you up to 5 days only. After 5 days, they will be disposed of in any manner which Diana’s Faith House/Cornerstone Mission Project, Inc. sees fit, including the sale of, donation of or destruction of said items.
If a resident leaves the program before completing set goals or is discharged she will not be allowed back in the program for 30 days. Any returnee will be on zero tolerance. NO three strikes.
Part of your stay will include community service. This can be done in two ways: purchase $25.00 in common food items (list supplied by House Manager). You can use your SNAP for this purchase. Or, three hours of work at the Shelter (outside of your assigned house chore).
All residents must wake up early enough to get themselves (and their children if any) ready for the day and complete their morning chores by 9:00 a.m. Residents may set their own wake up alarm as long as they act responsibly and are up within reason. Be aware of the shower and laundry schedules. Saturday is a “free” day and you are allowed to “sleep” in until 8:00 a.m. (as long as your children are asleep also).
TV may be turned on Mon-Fri at 3:00 p.m. and not before.
Children: 7:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and holidays.
Teenagers: Lights Out on a case by case basis with parental input.
For adults: 10:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday.
VEHICLES & BICYCLES
If you have an automobile, you must have current registration and insurance, and you must have a valid driver’s license and proof of ownership. Vehicles must be in working condition. There will be no storing of non working vehicles on the premises.
If you have a bicycle, you must keep it locked up in the back yard.
Automobiles and bicycles may not be parked or left unattended off Faith House property. You may not park in front of our neighbor’s homes or vacant lots in the area.
Times and dates for House Meetings will be posted. All residents are required to attend meetings. It is your responsibility to make sure no other appointments conflict with these meetings. You are expected to attend if you are not at work. House meetings may be called without notice if the need arises. If you feel you are unable to attend for some other reason, you must consult staff. Meetings addressing spiritual or religious issues are not mandatory.
From time to time when we need additional help, and you are in the facility, we may ask for your help beyond normal assigned chores. Failure to be accommodating when asked for help by staff will be noted in the resident’s file.
You will be responsible for providing your own breakfast and lunch. Dinner will be served family style daily at 5:30 p.m. Meal times and a dinner menu will be posted.
Residents will all take turns cooking and have kitchen responsibility. If you have favorite dishes that you would like to prepare please let staff know.
RESIDENTS WITH FAMILIES/VISITING FATHERS
It is our goal at Faith House to keep the family unit together as much as possible. For this reason we allow fathers and boy’s age 13 and above to visit.
The guidelines are as follows:
Prior approval must be obtained and staff must be made aware of any visitor’s presence.
They may join us for dinner nightly.
They may stay until 7:00 p.m.
They are not to go into any bedrooms.
Visitors must use the front restroom.
Please refrain from public displays of affection
If you or your visitor/partner argue or fight in front of or in hearing distance from any resident, staff or children, this privilege will be taken away.
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.
– Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)