Healing Vine Harbor (HVH) is an independent living skills program for displaced young women (ages 18 and older) who are not prepared for adulthood. Because they have aged out of the foster care system/their homes or current housing situation, they are no longer safe or stable. They lack preparation or resources for the future and end up in shelters, jail, or bounced around from place to place.
The mission of Healing Vine Harbor is to reduce the number of single women living in shelters or unsafe situations, providing a pathway out of poverty to ensure self-sufficiency. We transform lives one woman at a time through independent living skills such as financial literacy, educational preparation, employability readiness, mentoring and much more.
We are in the process of raising funds for our residence. Our goal is to open a residential facility by 2019-2020. Currently we do not have a residence. If you are looking for housing in Charlotte currently, please call 211 and they will refer you to housing resources.
HVH’s aim is to meet the needs of as many young women as possible, community by community, providing housing, spiritual awareness, individual and group counseling, relationship building, as well as educational and vocational preparation. Community service, money management and cultural experiences will also be included as part of this holistic approach. Our objective is to change the mindset of these women and to create a society whereby women are not statistically counted as part of the homeless population. HVH’s approach will be “hands on” creating methods to reach and nurture through repetition and example. We are confident that these individuals will do exceedingly well if they practice the tools they learn. Knowing they are prepared to face any challenge, learning they have value, these ladies can move forward and live independently with self-assurance. Providing workshops and programs that will benefit society as a whole, but specifically our ladies, will teach them that their success does not hinge on others but on sharpening their skills and finding their inner strength.