Mission: To provide educational and mental health services that assist people struggling to identify personal barriers, and to obtain the necessary tools to overcome challenges, achieving renewed hope for succeeding in life.
Target demographics: Renewed Hope Center services individuals of all ages and ethnicities speaking english.
Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2014 we assisted over 200 individuals and families combined.
Geographic areas served: St. Tammany Parish
Mental Health Counseling - Provided by Licensed Professional Counselors and Accepting Medicaid and BlueCross/BlueShield and sliding scale fees
Faith Based Counseling - Free to individuals as a support who can't afford mental health counseling or are interest in this counseling - It is provided by a counselor who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Christian Care and Counseling and is not a licensed counselor.
Independent Living Program for Youth - Working with
Focus Point Career Development Program
Individual Career Development - Career Counseling
Simple Steps to Money Management
Extreme Teen Makeover
Parenting Program - Using the "Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Teens (STEP)"
The Blooming Tree - For severe and persistent mentally ill individuals day program offering support with educational programs, crafting, visiting speakers and lunch
Advocacy and Referral Services
The work performed at the RHC was the reason I began turning over the proceeds from the baked items sold at the Camellia City Farmers Market each Saturday. Trudy was providing direct and immediately useful support to those in need. Her passion for this work is the model needed in this community.
I had the pleasure to volunteer my service to RHC. Trudy Gidwin is a special person gifed with many talents, she helps so many people in need & aslo help me. Her skills in teaching are remarkable and I am blessed to have had the opportanety to work with a great ministry.
I enjoyed my time as a full time volunteer for RHC. It was a pleasure working with Trudy, the director and helping to teach job skill classes. The material was comprehensive and people received practical instruction to improve their resumes , interview skills and how to be an asset to their employer. The experience was rewarding.