The programs of Kairos represent a spectrum of services that follows the youth through therapy and healing toward re-socialization into a family setting or emancipation. Each program will be initiated at an appropriate time during our development as a provider agency.
Residential Treatment Program
Amy’s House Program For Girls – Expected to Open First Quarter 2013
The “residential treatment” program includes a cluster of state licensed group homes in Northern Colorado that provides therapeutic, personal and social developmental, and educational services for teenage girls experiencing the trauma of sexual exploitation via human trafficking. The initial home for this program is our flagship operation called Amy’s House. Three additional homes will be opened over the course of two years. Each home will accommodate eight girls, with a two year average length of residency. In addition, within each home will be a state of Colorado certified school providing formal education to each resident based upon their Individual Education Plan.
Kairos intends to become a licensed “child placement agency,” licensed by the state of Colorado to place dependent children in a safe, least-restrictive setting that facilitates family-style living, personal growth and development, and maturation toward emancipation and adulthood.
Kairos intends to create a network of foster homes throughout Colorado. We will recruit and train individuals to become licensed foster parents. When children are placed into a certified foster home, our agency will provide professional support services to the foster parents and methodically inspect the ongoing quality of care within the home, ensuring the safety and the positive development of the child.
Unfortunately, youth discharging from our restorative care facilities will not always have the opportunity to re-socialize with immediate family or have the option of an available foster home. In these cases, Kairos intends to have available group homes (dependent child centers) that would accommodate eight dependent youth. These homes are similar in purpose to the orphanage of years past. Each group home is a small, family-like environment for functional youth without parents.
Kairos intends to eventually initiate an Emancipation Program. The “emancipation” program will provide shelter and support services to those youth aging-out of available foster care programming for minors. This program will provide necessary life skills for the still vulnerable youth (18+) transitioning into adulthood.
Kairos will eventually have a national hot line program that will be a 24/7 phone line that youth on-the-street can call toll-free for immediate support and guidance regarding their current situation. The hot line will be staffed by trained volunteers with expertise in decision-making that contributes to the youth’s immediate safety.
The “training center” program is intended to be a facility located in Northern Colorado with the purpose of training individuals and agencies in two areas:
- Awareness – understanding the realities of sexual exploitation on our society as well as the scope of this heinous crime not only in our state, but in our country and around the world. What can be done to prevent these crimes, prosecute the perpetrators, and heal the victims? “How can I make a difference?”
- Being in the trenches – how to establish, lead and operate a restorative care, residential treatment facility for youth living with the unique trauma and pathologies of sexual exploitation via human trafficking.