2016 Fall Newsletter

Greetings   

PLEASE SUPPORT TITUS 2’S WOMEN’S RECOVERY PROGRAM WITH A FINANCIAL GIFT NOW FOR THE BALANCE OF 2016 AND FOR THE YEAR AHEAD. HERE’S WHY……

Titus 2’s all volunteer discipleship recovery ministry is moving into the final quarter of the year enjoying many successes in 2016 and looking forward to continued progress in 2017. All beds are full and students have been seeing excellent progress in their respective recovery goals.

Come, Taste, and See”

Open House at Titus 2 Partnership’s Residence

Saturday, October 22nd

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

4600 Tropical Drive

Come.  Taste delicious seasonal refreshments. See the community residence where lives are changed. Visit with Titus 2 staff, volunteers, and students. 832-4052

Accomplishments   

The Titus 2 program has now completed two and a half years of operation. The renovations at the community residence are now complete. The program has had several landmark accomplishments this year. One student is enrolled in fall classes at Gulf Coast State College, taking three classes and working on completing an Associate’s Degree in General Science. She will complete the degree in May. One long-term transitional student moved into a two-bedroom town home and was also able to upgrade to a better vehicle. Another transitional student is training as an administrative assistant in a small business with the possibility of having a role as business manager in the future. Several have met legal obligations, allowing them a fresh start. Several are currently beginning part time work or are beginning job searches for appropriate employment and looking forward to getting completely restored to independent housing and transportation. Three students completed their respective program requirements this summer. They returned to their families and are working and maintaining their recovery. Five students are currently working toward completion early in 2017.

Partnerships   

Titus 2’s program has been a participant in the Therapeutic Justice Court program of Judicial Circuit 14. Women selected for the TJC program have dual-diagnoses of substance abuse and mental illness making them better candidates for long term, closely supervised rehabilitation instead of incarceration.

Students have completed over 450 hours of community service at several partner sites- at Saturday Community Breakfast, with projects at several churches, at Southport Elementary School, and elsewhere.

The curriculum has been streamlined and restructured for more personal responsibility by the students. New instructors and mentors have joined the all-volunteer staff. One retired counselor who relocated here from out of state secured a limited Florida state mental health counseling license for volunteer counseling for the sole purpose of serving Titus 2’s students and family members.

Need   

Only a few of our students are able to pay the program fee of $2000 for the six-to- twelve-month program. Most are on full scholarship. The monthly operating expenses of the program continue to be about $3000 per month and all donations go directly to the cost of services for the students. There are no salaries, no payroll taxes, no employee benefits, no advertising expenses, not expensive fundraising campaigns……just Christians serving and supporting women and their families to become renewed in Christ through discipleship, Christian education, and mentoring.

As we move toward the end of the year, many people will be considering contributions as part of their financial planning and charitable giving. Please consider a year-end contribution or make a monthly commitment to give to Titus 2 by check, checking account draft, or debit or credit card. You can mail a gift to Titus 2 Partnership, P.O. Box 35482, Panama City, FL 32412 or go to our ministry website at www.titus2partnership.org to give online.

Thank you for your support for the Christian education, discipleship, and mentoring recovery ministry accomplished with women through Titus 2’s residential life recovery program.

Here’s a link to our ministry website to a testimony by one student who graduated this summer: [Deanna’s Story]

We hope you will help us continue to provide safe shelter, quality curriculum, and transformational life recovery for 12-15 women in residential care each year, as well as support for the dozens of families who are receiving counseling, case management, referral, and assistance overcoming life-limiting circumstances free of charge through Titus 2.

Experiencing God’s Blessings Daily,

Cathy Byrd, MS CRSS

Program Manager, Titus 2 Partnership, Inc.

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