WE ARE SUPPORTING

5367 Kids in 15 Countries

OUR STORY

We believe every woman needs a support system in order to succeed. An integral part of the Agape House Model incorporates the personal female coach/mentor who commits to one woman, for a year, who has aged-out of foster care. Additionally, there is at least one professional mentor who is committed to overseeing the success of that same woman. Coaches and mentors will be offered individual support and bi-monthly training. Wrap around therapeutic services will be offered to all women by partner agencies. This aspect of our program offers cost-effective support as well as collaborative efforts with others providing similar services.

We are encouraged by the support of such agencies as Union Gospels Hope Place, Tree House, New Horizons, Olive Crest, Friends of Youth, City Church Foster Care Program and Therapeutic Health Services.

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