“We, the Courage Worldwide Board of Directors, are very excited to announce the outcome of our meetings with state regulators. We are thrilled to tell you, we are in good standing with the state, ready to re-open, and bring girls home! The state agreed with our argument that cell phones and other personal property with internet access can be dangerous for our girls. In addition, the state agreed with our appeal that many of the citations noted against us were programs/policies they had previously approved. We were also pleased that former employee and resident complaints were overturned or unsubstantiated. There are a few remaining citations that we will continue to appeal and we’ll provide additional information when we are notified of the outcome.
This has been a difficult few months but we are ready to move forward with bringing more girls home! We anticipate being full, at Courage House Nor Cal and Tanzania by year end. Our requests for placement this year have almost doubled from 2015. We thank you so much for your support in the past and your continued support as we recruit, train and hire/re-hire staff. All of our fundraising efforts will be directed towards these new staff hires, along with the property mortgage, maintenance, repairs, utilities, equine program in Nor Cal, as well as the staff and resident needs at Courage House Tanzania. We are also continuing to pursue the new state license of a Short Term Residential Treatment Program (STRTP) which will be in effect January 1, 2017. This new license will provide additional funding and more closely resembles the services and programs we have been providing, at Courage House, under a group home license. Though we feel validated, and rejoice at our success with the state, we need you now more than ever. Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support.
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