The Faine House operates from a 7,000 square foot facility in Orlando, Florida. We host ten private bedrooms and accept 18 to 23-year-olds into our program who do not have access to opportunity & mentorship. Each young adult sets their own financial, occupational, and educational goals and participates in a curriculum designed to heal, equip, and empower.
We are a trauma-informed staff and community of volunteers, donors, and regional partners. Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences, we create a roadmap to increased resiliency and wholeness in mind and body. At The Faine House, the pathway to healing & financial independence is filled with a "Pod" of community mentors for ongoing support, experienced staff, and an array of educational and fun activities.
Principles of Trauma-informed Care:
Safety – Throughout the organization, residents and staff feel physically and psychologically safe
Trustworthiness & Transparency – Decisions are made with transparency, and with the goal of building and maintaining trust
Peer Support – Individuals with shared experiences are integrated into the organization and viewed as integral to service delivery
Collaboration – Power differences – between staff and residents and among organizational staff – are leveled to support shared decision-making
Empowerment – Resident and staff strengths are recognized, built on, and validated – this includes a belief in resilience and the ability to heal from trauma
Humility & Responsiveness – Biases and stereotypes and historical trauma are recognized and addressed
The Faine House is taking the following steps to instill the principles of Trauma-Informed Care:
1) Building awareness and generating support from staff and board in adopting a trauma-informed approach
2) Hiring trauma-informed care staff who are knowledgeable in ACE & Resilience Building, and providing training to all staff, volunteers, and board members
3) Developing a more detailed intake form and process to better understand and prepare for a new resident
4) Creating a safe physical and emotional environment welcoming and inclusive for residents, volunteers, and staff
5) Engaging with residents in more meaningful ways
6) Identifying and treating the trauma through resilience building and intentional healing
Articles on the data behind Adverse Childhood Experiences & the brain changes it leads to:
How Resilient Are You:
Shifting away from a one-on-one case management style of service in which all goals are expected to be met through a single caseworker, The Faine House has turned to our community leaders for support and success.
Each young adult graduating from our program needs healthy, life-long relationships outweighing the negative influences they arrived with.
We encircle each young adult with a "Pod" (imagine a pea pod keeping the seeds safe & developing). The Pod is several safe, kind, and experienced adults acting as guides, coaches, and a network of support. Interactions between a young adult and his/her Pod is regular and may include meals, holidays, phone calls, and fun activities together!
We seek to treat these young adults like the adults they are, differentiating our program from a group-home setting and teaching things that are immediately applicable in their everyday lives.
Intertwined into their life plan is the 8 Dimensions of Wellbeing, helping them learn self-care and experience a sense of well-balanced wholeness they may never have seen before in an adult in their life.
The 8 dimensions include:
Each of the young adults we serve has their own unique story, but all are from unstable backgrounds so we seek first, to help them feel safe & secure.
Our facility is equipped with:
Our bold, new vision needs your support! Thank you for helping Central Florida's young adults!