It’s been a wonderful year for Titus 2 students. One attended Gulf Coast State College and will complete her Associate’s Degree in May. Others completed paying off fines and gained freedom from financial obligations and legal restrictions. Others reconciled with family members and regained custody of their children. New jobs were begun. Apartments were leased. But most importantly, relationships with Christ matured into true discipleship and women grew in Christian community.We were notified this week that a former student completed her GED, which she had begun while at Titus 2. We have celebrated weddings of former students and other personal and professional accomplishments.
Seeing women attain abundant living as Christ intended is the reason for our joy and gratitude this Christmas Season. Your support and encouragement has helped make it all possible.
Titus 2 Summary of 2016
- 43 applicants (includes students that were present at start of year)
- 16 women in residence during 2016 (39% of applicants)
- 176 days is the average number of days in residency
- 4 of 16 were fee-paid ($2000 total upon admission or by transitional students that paid a $50 weekly fee in transitional status during the year) 25% of students paid this nominal fee for services. All others were admitted on full scholarship
- Reasons applicants didn’t come: chose other programs or decided against a program at this time, declined by Titus 2 due to excessive medical or criminal legal issues beyond the scope of our program, no bed available at the time.
- 4 women are currently in residence (2 applicants are approved and awaiting admission in the next few weeks)
- 6 completed the program curriculum and graduated this year.
- 8 left before completion. Of those 4 are continuing in recovery, are employed, and maintain contact. 4 (25%) are reported to have relapsed, are in jail, or do not keep in contact.
In addition to the residential students, Titus 2 served approximately 24 individuals or families in free parish case management services, referral, and direct assistance meeting needs such as rental assistance, medication access, utility assistance, transportation, food, counseling, application for vision, medical, or mental health services, home furnishings, clothing, etc.
Complete financials for 2016 will be available by February 1, 2017.
As Titus 2 Partnership’s ministry to women and families begins its fourth year of operation in 2017, small adjustments will be made to some processes. Staff and volunteers will continue to pursue quality outcomes in recovery from the life-limiting attitudes and behaviors of women who come to us seeking truly changed lives.
We hope that friends and donors, Christians in the community, and those who have known the heartbreak of addiction and mental health challenges in their own families will pray for Titus 2 as we continue to extend hope and help to women in crisis and their families.
Thank you for your encouragement and support. Happy New Year in 2017 !