Tampa Bay Neighborhood Housing Services

Program Purpose: To support NLV residents who are interested in homeownership through counseling and education. TBNHS prepares prospective homeowners to navigate the process and any obstacles they might encounter. They provide information on topics including: how to obtain a mortgage; fair housing practices; home inspection; and more. Supporting residents with homeownership furthers our goal of ensuring that families are able to raise children to permanency.

A! SLS Success through Learning & Support

Program Purpose:  The goal of our tutoring program is to help students overcome academic challenges, maximize academic potential and promote student success.  We use a variety of strategies which are tailored to each student’s learning style so the students can become confident, independent learners.

Community Stepping Stones & Village Arts Program – Art Workshops

Program Purpose: For NLV children to enjoy creative expression while building relationships with each other through a diverse range of visual arts. With Community Stepping Stones – a local nonprofit organization dedicated to using an arts-infused curriculum to inspire, educate, mentor and prepare at-risk youth to become successful adults – Villagers created a mural on the wall next to our playground and built big, beautiful metal butterflies for our garden, offices and the Village entrance.

Stageworks Theatres – Hip Hop Bucket Drumming Classes

Program Purpose: To introduce at-risk youth to arts-programming and improved academic success. Arts program, such as drumming classes, has been shown to improve focus social skills and confidence—all factors that support learning. Stageworks Theatre’s master drumming instructor, Alvon Griffin, uses his “Math Music” method – which helps children of all ages learn rhythms, and create their own compositions in a format flexible enough to take advantage of each individual’s talents, which may include improvisational rap, spoken word, step or dance.

Finally Home – Family Coaching & Trust Based Relational Intervention Trauma Training

Program Purpose: To strengthen family dynamics and relationships – allowing families to better serve as the point of healing for their trauma-impacted children. Finally Home is a full-service Christian adoption agency with multiple programs including family coaching Finally Home recognizes that the family unit is where relationships are built and the foundation for life is established.  When providing familial coaching, they utilize current brain research, family connection models, and previous experience working with trauma-impacted children. The models used are TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) and The Family Alliance Model.

Feeding Tampa Bay – My Mobile Market

Program Purpose: To ensure the families of NLV have access to quality, affordable food. Feeding Tampa Bay’s My Mobile Market regularly comes to New Life Village. My Mobile Market is a collaboration between Feeding Tampa Bay and Goodwill-Suncoast. Its “pop-up style market/mobile grocery store” brings nutritious foods (both fresh and non-perishable items) to underserved areas. Residents receive free produce, with a small purchase, right at their doorstep.

Royal Family Kids – Summer Camp

Program Purpose: To provide a life-changing faith-based week of camp for children who’ve been abused, neglected and abandoned. Kids ages 6 to 18 experience a safe and loving environment with a ratio of one adult to one child. The campers are treated like royalty  starting with a luxury coach bus ride to camp. Each night, there is a special event like a Carnival, Glow Party, Talent Show, or Birthday Bash. Campers enjoy daily activities such as fishing, craft center, swimming, and outdoor games.

Pathfinder Outdoor Education – Team Building Retreat

Program Purpose: To build community and develop social and emotional skills. Pathfinder Outdoor Education‘s unique, hands-on, experiential youth programs help build community by getting kids outside in nature. Our annual team-building retreat provides New Life Village children and families a chance to develop valuable life skills, find their inner leader, problem solve as a community, and discover new talents and strengths.

Senior & Community Yoga

Program Purpose: To bring together the Seniors and Caregivers at New Life Village to engage in self-care with calming yoga flow. Seniors experience a mixture of Yin Yoga, Pranayama breathing exercises, slow vinyasa and meditative savasana. The benefits of this program are only a refreshed mind but also many health benefits including better sleep, reduced stress and anxiety, increase circulation, improved movement as well as alleviate aches and pains.

Sunshine Line

Program Purpose: To increase access to developmental opportunities (health & wellness, recreational, educational) for trauma-impacted children and provide a respite break for Village caregivers through the provision of transportation. Hillsborough County’s Sunshine Line transports Village residents to field trips and community service projects around the County throughout the year. Children enjoy building community with each other and interacting with the Greater Tampa community in ways they otherwise wouldn’t be able to.

Celebrate Birthdays

Program Purpose: To ensure every foster and underprivileged child in the NLV community has the opportunity to celebrate their birthday. Celebrate Birthdays makes it possible for each child’s birthday to be celebrated. We sing Happy Birthday, eat cake and ice cream, play games and give presents to each individual birthday child. A birthday is so much more than just an ordinary day! Celebrating with the children raises their self-esteem and makes them feel loved. It lets them know they matter and they are not forgotten. The memories a birthday celebration makes can last a lifetime and truly impact a child.

Suncoast Kids Place

To help adults and caregivers find support and assistance with healing from trauma and through the grieving process. Suncoast Kids Place provides once a month support groups for the adults living at New Life Village who have experienced trauma and/or death at any point in their life. Through this process, the children are also supported through the coping and healing techniques the adults are learning.

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