Since beginning operations in 2015 JTDM has expanded from the United States to the Dominican Republic and has helped hundreds of children and families through food distribution, medical clinics, educational assistance, and providing inspirational tools to help families work toward self-sufficiency.
In 2018 The Journey Center was opened. The Center is equipped to house up to 8 girls at a time. The girls are placed in the center out of immediate danger and are allowed to stay for up to six months or until the government finds them permanent placement.
Child Placement and Short-Term Housing for Girls age 7-15
Girls are placed in the Journey Center by the Department of Children Services (CONANI) for up to six months or until permanent placement has been found. While in the center the girls are offered extensive individual and group therapy.
Some girls do not have permanent placement therefore, they are placed in the long-term care of the Journey Center. Long-Term girls are provided private school tuition and supplies, vocational training, and extensive individual and group therapy.
JTDM provides a Vocational Training Program to equip and prepare girls to become independent and self-sufficient members of society. Through vocational training, girls reclaim their power and become free from all past bondage and hindrances.
- Basic Hair Care
- Nail Tech
- Computer Admin
- Basic School Literacy
English Institute/College Prep
Girls are allowed to take 10-week beginner and intermediate English classes. These classes are also offered to up to 25 community girls outside of the Journey Center. Girls have the opportunity to take the U.S SAT examine and apply for the New Seasons Youth Group. If accepted into the program girls will be allowed to attend a four-year U.S college or university with full tuition and board paid.
The Journey Center
The Journey Center Officially Opened on February 2, 2018.
Our mission is to provide nurturing and loving homes for girls in need of immediate care. Journey to Destiny Ministries seeks to provide essential care and love that will allow abused girls rescued from human trafficking, forced prostitution, and various other abusive situations the opportunity to develop and grow into productive, caring, educated, and responsible citizens of their communities.
The Center provides a nurturing caring temporary home for girls ages 7-15 that have been rescued from forced prostitution and other abusive situations. The Center also provides a vocational training program and a Wellness series to include Financial Literacy, Self-Awareness, or single mothers living in the villages and other poor areas of San Pedro de Macoris. The Journey Center will serve as a temporary placement for girls age 7-15 years old.
The Journey Center
The Journey Center-Kenya is projected to begin in January 2022
The purpose of the Organization is to provide a safe and nurturing place for girls that have been victims of harsh, dangerous, or unsafe situations and conditions. Our goal is to nurture and provide safe alternatives that will enhance and better their lives, whether it is through temporary residential housing, extensive counseling, spiritual inner healing, education, and vocational training.
Girls that participate in the Kenya Journey Center program will be allowed to participate in General Education Classes to obtain a GED/High School Diploma, Vocational Training, Childcare, and Inner Healing Sessions. The program will consist of a 3 to 6-month program. The timeframe will depend on the governmental requirements for completion of the General Education Certification. Girls will be evaluated and registered for the program based on the criteria set by Cornerstone Church. Once accepted and registered into the program the girls will be required to take a 3-week Inner Healing curriculum. After the curriculum, they will be registered for the 3 to 6-month General Education Program and Vocational Training Class. Childcare services will be provided daily during all class times.
The Inner Healing
The curriculum will consist of individual and group counseling (by a Professional Counselor), bible study, goal setting, self-esteem, and identity along with practical ways to cope with their past hurts and struggles. Girls will be assisted in the spiritual healing process needed to have an open heart and mind to complete the program. After completion of the Spiritual Inner Healing sessions, the girls will begin the formal GED program and the Vocational Training classes.
The GED Class
The GED schedule will be 3 days per week. This program will be taught by a Nationally Certified Instructor that will prepare the girls to take the National GED Examination.
Vocational Training Classes
Classes will be offered 2 days per week with occasional Saturday workshops. The Vocational Training classes will operate consecutively with the GED Classes. There will be 3 vocational classes offered however, only one will be offered at a time. The classes are Computer and Office Management, Tailoring and Cosmetology. The Vocational Training Class will also have a segment on resume writing, interview technique, financial literacy to include budgeting and entrepreneurial
Journey to Destiny Ministries Staff
Felecia Y. Foster
President and Founder
Evangelist Felecia Y. Foster, BS, MS, Human Services and Counselling Studies. Felecia has traveled throughout the world for over twenty years ministering in over 27 different countries. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business and a Master of Science in Human Service and Counselling Studies. Felecia served as Director of Student Activities for LeMoyne-Owen College, a private Liberal Arts College in Memphis TN for over ten years. Working directly with inner city college students equipping them with real world survival skills for life and their careers. She has dedicated her life to empowering the disenfranchised people and sharing the message of Christ throughout the world
Member- National Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
Member- National Association of Professional Counselors
Member- National Association of Professional Women
April D. Agnew
Advisory Missionary, Dominican Republic
Evangelist April D. Agnew
Vivian V. Pruitte
Advisory Missionary, Dominican Republic
Evangelist Vivian V. Pruitte