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 Gospel’s Hope Place, Tree House, New Horizons, Olive Crest, Friends of Youth, City Church Foster Care Program and Therapeutic Health Services.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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:
BOARD MEMBERS AT LARGE:
ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Royal Ally Barnes
YOUTH COMMITTEE CHAIR:
DREAM TEAM BOARD MEMBER CHAIRS:
PRAYER COMMITTEE CHAIR: