D.I.V.I.N.E. ~ Developing Interests Vital In Nurturing Education Service Partner - This applies to any female who enters DIVINE for shelter or group residential services.
D.I.V.I.N.E. Intervention (DIVINE) operates an 8-bed Shelter and Group Home Program for girls 12 through 17 years old in St. Paul, MN. DIVINE includes the following services:
A safe home with all their basic needs, girls access a range of intensive support services to help them develop and pursue their goals for family reunification or more independent living, stability, behavior modification, education, employment, mental health, physical health, and life skills training.
Our emergency shelter is for girls (a) needing short-term shelter stay who can be quickly reunified with family or (b) who are waiting for a program bed. The level of supportive services these young ladies receive will be based on their needs and trajectory.
Our shelter stay is up to 90 days. After 90
days DIVINE can apply for a variance and/or transition the
Service Partner to group home services.
Professional employees of DIVINE, including an executive director, program director, operations manager, social worker, case managers, youth engagement
officers, overnight youth workers which are on the premises 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to supervise and guide the girls and ensure their safety. Our program is a family-friendly environment and allows visitors only for program-related purposes.
Levels of Trust are implemented to provide structure and support for all Service Partners.
DIVINE supports females ages 12 through 17. Although all girls are welcome to participate in the program, DIVINE’s staff possesses expertise in serving African American and Bi-racial girls with a traumatized past. Since its opening, the Ramsey County Crisis Unit began sending the more difficult to place African American girls. Young ladies with heightened aggression, court-ordered, truancy, school/academic hardships, lengthen behavior issues, coupled with years of trauma.
We serve the girls in Minnesota who have experienced, are at-risk of, being sexually trafficked and/or sexually exploited.