A Peaceful Habitation Home & Aftercare Ministry, Inc. is a Christian ministry providing service and support to facilitate successful re-entry back into society. It was created to “bridge the gap” for the recently released women who want to live transformed lives and break patterns of self-defeating or destructive behavior.
The programming of A Peaceful Habitation is unique because it combines caring support and mentoring with educational content, to improve life skills in a context of personal accountability. “A Peaceful Habitation” refers to the transitional residence, as well as the daily programming in the homes. Christian principles form the substance and intent of the organization, consisting of structured support, education, accountability and community.
OUR SUPPORT SYSTEM
At A Peaceful Habitation homes we regard our participants as a family. Every effort is made to best equip the women in their faith. Assistance is provided for her to accomplish life goals that will empower her to successfully reintegrate into her family, community and society.
All participants, whether they are currently living in one of the APH, Inc. homes or have fulfilled their commitment, are all welcome to continue participating in all programming and special events provided by APH, Inc.
A Peaceful Habitation is supported and funded by several different churches in Bernalillo, Santa Fe and Doña Ana Counties; as well as private foundations and donors. We have been blessed with a cadre of volunteers that support us in every aspect of the organization’s needs.
A Peaceful Habitation assists with employability skills preparation; including resume writing and interview preparedness. Computer equipment is also available for online job searches and resume printing and submission. Partnerships with local business owners have been developed and referrals are provided to all participants.
Assistance in accessing social service needs, i.e. documentation, clothing, hygiene, medical care, counseling, and any other resources needed for family reunification and reintegration to the community.
LIFE SKILLS TRAINING
A Peaceful Habitation provides classes or access to classes for financial budgeting, conflict resolution, computer training, parenting, dressing for success, self-improvement and domestic violence workshops.
During their stay at A Peaceful Habitation, participants are provided with a beautifully furnished, safe and secure home. A Peaceful Habitation will help participants secure appropriate and affordable housing before leaving the residence.
A Peaceful Habitation will provide a free bus pass for the first three months (or as needed).
SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND SUPPORT*
A Peaceful Habitation provides daily devotional time, a weekly biblically based 12-step group, weekly Bible Study, and helps foster church attendance/fellowship and volunteer opportunities. Every woman is assigned a mentor to walk alongside her during her stay at A Peaceful Habitation.
*Based on availability of chaplain and spiritual counseling.