Admissions

 

Eligibility

The ideal candidate for the Shelter Mentoring Program is a non-profit agency that:

  • Has valid 501(c)3 status with the Federal government
  • Has valid non-profit status in your home state
  • Has demonstrated a commitment to anti-trafficking work
  • Has some experience interacting with survivors, either through outreach, drop-in, or working alongside another agency
  • Has identified (at least) its founding Board of Directors, Executive Director, and begun strategizing its shelter program
  • Has the flexibility and finances to permit agency representatives to be away from work/home during the four week-long training intensives

The candidate agency does not need to have secured its residential property – in fact, you might change your thinking about the property you need based on the training.

Agreements

The ideal candidate for the Shelter Mentoring Program is a non-profit agency that:

  • Has the capacity and willingness to begin a rigorous training program including on-site Intensives, webinars, and homework.
  • Is agreeable to/compatible with instruction taught from a Christian worldview. Candidate agencies need not operate as faith-based organizations, but the Mentees understand that the Institute and program content will be reflective of this conviction.
  • Can commit to at least 3-4 persons within your emerging agency who will participate in the training. Each on-site Intensive allows for 2 attendees per agency, but those individuals can change over the course of the 8-month training phase.
  • Understands it will be concurrently working to build your agency infrastructure, program and community relationships concurrent with being in the training program. Mentees will need to demonstrate progress towards opening a qualified shelter home.

Important Dates

September 18th 2019         

Application Opens for Admission into 2020 Cohorts

November 8th 2019

Application Closes for Admission into 2020 Cohorts

December 2nd 2019

2020 Cohort Member Acceptance Notification

February 3rd 2020

Scholarship Announcements

February 18th 2020           

First Tuition Installment Due

March 18th – 21st 2020

SHELTERED Conference, Louisville, KY 

 

In 2020 we will be running two parallel cohorts, each comprised of four start-up shelters.  Candidates will be assigned to a Cohort based on program similarities.

 

COHORT 1

COHORT 2

Intensive 1:  Mission and Leadership

April 13 – 17

April 27 – May 1

Intensive 2:  Finance, Fund-raising, Facility and Staffing

June 1 – 5

June 15 – 19

Intensive 3:  Program Design and Client Care

August 17 – 21

August 24 – 28

Intensive 4:  Program Design and Community Partners

Sept 14 – 18

Sept 28 – Oct 2

 

Tuition Fees

 

Training Phase

Launch Phase

Release Phase

2020 Tuition Fees

$26,000 – $30,000*

$23,000

$7,000

In addition to instruction and materials, tuition fees are inclusive of the cost of travel and lodging for each Intensive hosted at our Baltimore location, as well as some meals.

Tuition fees can be paid in (up to) four installments throughout each phase, and payment plans can be decided based on need and available funds.

*For participants wishing to pursue opening a long-term residential program, an additional module including one additional Intensive in the Training Phase will be required, incurring an additional $4,000 in tuition fees for that year.

 

Scholarship and Financial Aid

The Samaritan Women Institute for Shelter Care works to cultivate charitable support to offer institutional scholarships for our Mentees.  While the Institute will strive to provide scholarships in the highest amount possible, we cannot offer full scholarships.  Each participating organization should expect to pay no less than the amounts described below for each phase of the program.  Scholarship amounts will vary based on total funds raised and announced during the first week of February 2020.

 

Training Year

Launch Year

Release Year

Minimum Portion Paid by Mentee

$8,000 – $9,500*

$6,500

$2,500

For more information about tuition and scholarships, please email Calvin Fanning, Director of Shelter Mentoring, at cfanning@thesamaritanwomen.org

*For participants wishing to pursue opening a long-term residential program, an additional module including one additional Intensive in the Training Phase will be required, incurring an additional $4,000 in tuition fees for that year.


Application

The application period for the 2020 Cohorts is September 18th through November 8th, 2019.  If you are interested in applying for the 2020 Cohorts, please download and complete the application [BUTTON BELOW] and submit it to Calvin Fanning, Director of Shelter Mentoring, at cfanning@thesamaritanwomen.org.  Acceptance notifications will be returned on December 2nd, 2019.