Aging out of the foster care system can be a scary thought for a young girl without the support of a family or the ability to live on her own. Oklahoma has over 11,000 children in DHS custody with over 500 aging out (turning 18) each year. Faced with a life altering choice, some girls choose to sign themselves back into custody at 18, while others set out on a journey for freedom and independence. Manna House is dedicated to offering support regardless of their decision until they are able to support themselves with adequate support and guidance.
Manna House is a transitional living home that equips, guides and supports young ladies during their journey to adulthood. Manna House provides a dorm-style living environment that provides stabilized housing in which the program focuses on developing life skills, educating, mentoring, and learning social skills.
Our 5 main goals at Manna House are to:
- GOAL 1: Provide a long-term, residential, and safe environment for girls at risk of homelessness.
- GOAL 2: Provide practical learning experiences for self- sufficiency.
- GOAL 3: Provide educational opportunities for independent living.
- GOAL 4: Promote whole person health and assist youth in obtaining essential resources.
- GOAL 5: Teach young ladies career skills.