Because Every Life Matters.

Learn About Our Work

We Deliver:

  • Academic assessments and individualized appropriate curriculum

  • Individual and group mental health therapy

  • Individual and group substance abuse therapy

  • Life skills training

  • Spiritual guidance (religious activities not required)

  • Community volunteer opportunities

  • Medical care

  • Dental care

  • Psychiatric assessment and management of medication

  • Field Trips

  • Art, sewing, cooking skills, creative writing, dance, sports, and gardening activities

  • Employment skills introduction

  • Transitional planning

  • Multi-lingual staff. Languages include: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Llonggo, Bisaya, Tagalog, Malayalam, Malagasy

  • Sustained by private donations and grants

  • Equine Therapy

  • Canine Therapy

Metanoia Is:

  • DCFS Licensed Residential Group Home, Type IV

  • Undisclosed, secured location

  • Faith-based program (religious activities not required)

  • Private bedrooms with private bathroom

  • Accepting residents 11-18 years of age

  • Accepting pregnant residents and children of residents

  • Accepting referrals from all resources

  • Serving domestic and international citizens

  • Long-term placement option

The Metanoia Model is

Divided into 7 Distinct Categories.

    Restoration

1.

Matanoia Manor accepts placement referrals from all sources, including a victim's family member, law enforcement, church leaders, community agencies, therapists, and counselors. Metanoia is sustained by grant funding and private donations. Our services are provided free of charge.

Physical Health

2.

Metanoia Manor provides the opportunity to exercise in order to maintain adequate physical health. Medical care and dental care will also be provided at no cost to the residents of Metanoia Manor.

 Spiritual Health

3.

The program participants will be given the opportunity to attend a Spiritual Awareness class, where they can explore their spirituality and spend time in self-reflection. Optional Bible studies will be provided to all residents willing to participate.

Mental Health

4.

Upon entering the Metanoia Program, residents receive full psychological evaluations, as recommended by the Supervising Practitioner, and receive treatments to assist the victims in overcoming problems.  Following initial evaluations, residents make monthly visits for medical maintenance. All residents are required to participate in individual and group trauma counseling sessions, as part of the program. If drug and alcohol treatment is needed, it will be provided as well as other counseling programs.

    Life Skills

5.

These children have often been robbed of learning seemingly simple household skills from a partent/guardian. The staff, volunteers, and community partners dedicate time to teach life skills, such as cooking, cleaning, financial literacy, job applications, and addressing postage mail. In short, the residents will be taught life skills and future employment skills so they can become self-sufficient and independent when released from the program.

    Education

6.

Home school education is provided to all residents of the home. Home schooling allows the children to learn at an appropriate pace without fear and distractions. This provides security and the best possible learning environment for the girls. Each girl's IEP will determine their path forward. Education is the key to help the girls break the cycle of dependency on traffickers and become self-confident and independent as they transition back into a healthy lifestyle.

Edgenuity® Courseware offers a full suite of core curriculum, AP®, honors, elective, dual credit, and concept and credit recovery courses for middle and high school students. The online curriculum is built using an instructional model grounded in research and aligned to state standards, the Common Core, and the NGSS. Courses combined direct-instruction videos featuring expert, on-screen teachers with rigorous assignments, performance tasks, and assessments to engage students and ensure subject-area mastery.

The HiSET® is the new alternative to the General Educational Development (GED®) test. In 2014, Louisiana adopted the HiSET® from Educational Testing Services (ETS), replacing the GED® test to achieve a state-issued high school equivalency credential. The HiSET® is available in paper and computer formats, with testing administered by the Educational Testing Service, ETS, and includes five subtests. Skills and knowledge are measured in: Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

    Transition

7.

Upon completion of the Metanoia program, girls will be transitioned to an independent living program or transitional housing. Metanoia staff ensure that each participant is provided access to resources to continue education, psychotherapy, appropriate employment, and a safe, living situation after leaving.

Metanoia is commtted to the lifelong success of every survivor we serve, including continuing to support them throughout their healing journey for as long as it takes. Girls reaching 18 years of age who are not yet ready to exit the program will be allowed to remain until age 21, or will be provided the opportunity to change to a program for young adults.

We have a step-by-step intake process for new residents to access our residential program. 

P.O. Box 178, Zachary, LA 70791  |  info@metanoia-inc.org  |  225-654-1005

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Metanoia, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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