About Us

OUR MISSION

The Agape House, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, founded by Kiti Ward (Executive Director) that serves as a bridge to equip and empower young, single women between the ages of 18-24, who are aging out of foster care or who have been in foster care, by providing a place where they can grow and develop while receiving housing, wrap-around therapeutic services, job training, academic and employment training, living skills and more.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Kiti Ward - Director and Founder

It is a privilege for Willetta (Kiti) Ward to introduce herself to you as the first Executive Director and Founder of The Agape House. She looks forward to working with you, helping to take The Agape House experience from a "starter project" to an “established-agency.” Kiti served as the first Board President.

Kiti Ward did undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon and Portland State in the areas of Elementary Education and Social Work. Her graduate work was done at the University of Washington's Education Administration Program where she pledged with the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Her religious training came through Rhema in Tulsa Oklahoma. She was ordained through Breakthrough Ministry out of Columbus Ohio.

These experiences prepared her to do as Apple's Steve Jobs stated … “we who forge ahead with a vision and dream do, which is simply building the airplane while flying it.” It is nearly impossible not to hear the cries of the women who have come through foster care who believe they are not finished yet, that the Cinderella story can be theirs.

THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

Kiti Ward

 

BOARD CHAIRMAN:

Ron Ward

 

VICE CHAIRMAN:

Anita Crawford-Willis 

 

BOARD TREASURER:

Ron Ward

 

BOARD SECRETARY:

Suzanne Philen

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS:

Kyana Wheeler

Lewis Ferguson 

Rosie Donaldson

Shaun Hamilton

Simone Johnson

 

BOARD MEMBERS AT LARGE:

Evie Taylor 

Moni Law

Patti Nolan

MOTHER-MENTOR CHAIR:

Sharon Mossett

Traci Bryant 

 

YOUTH COMMITTEE CHAIR:

Deja Williams 

 

DREAM TEAM BOARD MEMBER CHAIRS:

Sam Cameron 

Yolanda Gill

 

PRAYER COMMITTEE CHAIR:

Tonette Snyder

 

PARTNERS OF AGAPE HOUSE

Boeing 

Boeing Cred Union

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 

Dove House


GTam Church 

JLL NW Businesswomen's Network

Kendra Scott

Lidia's Beauty Salon

Lowes

Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce

Microsoft

 

 New Horizons 

Night Light Nail Salon

Olive Crest

Passport

Perkins Coie

Prodigal Son Publishing and Construction

Rest

Seattle Foundation 

Seattle Vocational School

Starbucks 

Ste Michelle Wines

 

 

The Medium Press

Therapeutic Health Services 

Tree House

We Take Junk

Year Up

Youth Wise Mentoring