Allen is a Scott High School graduate who has worked with troubled young men in the community for nearly 20 years. He started mentoring with the Covenant Youth Development program where he eventually monitored one of the first online class rooms in Toledo. For the past 6 years Allen has been managing three supported living sites for the N.O.W. House program of OT-FA, which provides home personal care services for young adult men with Developmental Disabilities.
The Jackson home is a supervised therapeutic family setting that will provide the boys with a stable structured environment that will enable them to gain as well as maintain the autonomous living skills, education, and social behavioral skills that would benefit them in their future endeavors. We will be a safe haven that will provide individualized on-site counseling delivered by a certified counselor, for those in need, there will be a sex offender treatment group available. Our Home follows the Teaching Parent model, emphasizing the importance of self-development via education, responsibility, self-worth, socially appropriate morals and values, an excellent work ethic, self-respect and respect of others, and problem solving skills.
Our home will be able to provide opportunities not only to enable the youth to reach their immediate goals but to also expose them to other unknown experiences by way of:
Sporting eventsSports participationHistorical sitesMuseumsRecreational excursionsEducational venturesVocational awareness (such as exposer to various careers)Social eventsCollege visitsCollege enrollmentMilitary enrollmentHigh School graduationJob huntingApplication completionResume preparationTutoringHygiene/personal development
We will encourage our youth to cultivate any constructive interests that they have. For those that apply, our home is equipped to assist in: