CROSSWALK on the PRAIRIE

A Safe Place To Make Your Way Through “Life”
Providing Safe Passage To A Christ Centered, Healthy Way Of Living

PHASE I

  • Develop CROSSWALK on the PRAIRIE corporate structure
  • Designate property for potential ownership by CROSSWALK on the PRAIRIE  This proposed site is currently owned by Prairie Rose Ranch L.L.C.
    • Considerations: Butler County Conditional Use Permit.  A detailed layout of  the grounds, occupancy and use of grounds is needed.
  • Develop the “Homes” purpose and structure of implementation.
    • This includes house parents, number of children, “aged out” teens, respite care or foster care, responsibilities of CWP and of occupants, etc.

PHASE II

Development of Revenue Streams

  • General Budget- donations from Individual/Churches/Organizations
  • Fund Raising events
  • Project based donations
    • Develop a plan for sustainable revenue
  1. Individual Sponsors for a child or home
  2. Sell baked goods to local restaurants
  3. Sell donated items-cars, boats, etc.
  4. Casket building business
  5. Cabinet shop
  6. Farming
  7. Farmers Market
  8. Charge for housing and tuition
  9. Missions in Mind L.L.C.

PHASE III

  • Removal or refurbishing of present home on site
  • Build or purchase and move in a home
  • Develop CROSSWALKING
    • This is a “life skills” program for young adults and struggling parents utilizing the Prairie Rose Ranch facilities.
CROSSWALKING
This program targets the environment  from where the respite or foster care children come. Putting families back together or keeping families together can only work if the environment the children come from changes. Also those children that are aging out of the system and are in transition will greatly benefit from CROSSWALKing as well.

A. Evenings - LIFE SKILLS
  • Bible study
  • Parenting classes, Conflict resolution, Communication skills, Personal Hygiene
  • Computer technology, Basic Auto, Basic Home Maintenance & Repair, Cooking Classes, Weekly Budgets and Shopping, Gardening
  • Job Training
  • Addiction Counseling
  • GED
B. Days - TRAINING
  • Bible Studies
  • Trades- for example Welding, Woods, Auto, Food Service
  • GED classes
C.  WORK PROGRAMS
  • Secure business’ to place an “apprentice” or “laborer” at minimum wages.
  • Help find work in the general work force.

PHASE IV

  • Place house parents and “aged out” teens in first home
  • Develop more residential homes based on need and resources

PHASE V

  • Plan and build an Indoor Arena to be utilized for horse therapy classes as well as other activities needing a large indoor area.