He brought me out into a broad place, He delivered me because He delighted in me… Psalm 18
Into the Clearing’s vision is to teach and strengthen young women with children and help to build a safe community of support around them. The vision includes a broader worldview in teaching the young women in the final stage of their program, the joy of serving others!
This non-profit organizations mission is to provide counseling, teaching, help and encouragement designed to provide young, single moms with training to develop a strong commitment to establishing personal, family, and work habits and skills which will produce positive changes in their life and lives of their children. Then helping them to see a world vision much bigger than their own. Our values are based on biblical principles and teachings to serve a diverse population of women in our community and is completely free to the women we serve.
Our ministry model is committed to providing the young women we serve with excellent programs/counseling that can prepare them to reach their full potential. With a focus on character and relationship building, our approach to healing provides a way to stop destructive cycles and prepares them to take their new confidence and hope out into their communities and beyond.
Life Skills Training – training in the areas of managing a home and work environment and managing a budget.
Counsel for life management –teachings in areas such as forgiveness, anger management, setting boundaries, time management and other basic life principles.
Nutrition– direction based on her specific goals and needs.
Emotional Healing- renewing the mind, recognizing generational patterns, healing life hurts, freedom from oppression.
Teaching them to identify the root cause and avoid destructive behaviors.
Identify goals at 30, 60 and 90 days (and beyond).
“Our counseling combines biblical principles of healing,
unconditional love and the encouragement
to make the choices that bring about change.“
The Board of Directors:
Lori Chaisson – Founder/Executive Director
Ann Marie Russell – Administrator
Becky Reed – Fundraising/Events
Vivian Fallon – Hospitality/Prayer
Board of Advisors:
Susanne Whitaker – CPA/Bookkeeping
Doug Crisafulli – Business Management
Lisa Crisafulli – Teaching
Melanie Mahady – Counseling
Greg Russell – Pastoral Care
Non Profit Funding Plan:
The financial plan includes the start of two businesses to support the monthly monetary needs. The first would be to open a vintage/thrift store and the second to build, own and operate a preschool. (I have built owned and operated a daycare/preschool/Calvary Christian Preschool) The preschool would enroll free of charge a predetermined number of children of mothers in the program.
Start-up 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total Income: $5,500 $18,870 $38,640 $44,280
Result to date: Contributions made since the inception December of 2012 amount to $99,790.
In 2016 and again in 2017, Into the Clearing was awarded $1,000 grants from Wells Fargo.
Into the Clearing's current needs and expansion goals:
Storefront for a vintage/thrift store (to support the non-profit work) and to hold meetings in the evening.
An appropriate piece of land to build a daycare/learning center; a place that would also provide childcare while the moms are in classes.
Into The Clearing is a Florida non-profit organization, which has a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Thank you for your donations, which will be used to show God’s mercy, and hope to the oppressed and needy. Our desire is that these young women and children will be set free to build their futures as strong leaders for this generation!
Your gifts and financial support can be made online using the Donate Now link below or by check payable and sent to:
Into the Clearing Inc.
P.O. Box 4656
Boynton Beach, FL 33424