Providence Restoration - About Us - Artesia, CA
Providence Restoration - Mentoring A Hand Up For Change
The Founder
 
Providence Restoration was founded and established by Yuvonnie Varela who has a heart to help better our community. In her early teenage years, she dreamed of assisting individuals with spiritual awareness, life skills, and job placement.This childhood dream was greatly influenced by her Grandmother who provided spiritual guidance, shelter, food, and  financial assistance to friends, family and strangers in need. Her house was a resting place for many homeless families and broken hearts. After watching her grandmother care for many people, Yuvonnie’s heart of compassion developed and she now holds the mantle of providing help to those in need. She was given a generosity award by her Church for her involvement with feeding the homeless, fund raising projects, and providing financial assistance to the needy. She is a great role model for both men and women. Yuvonnie is a licensed minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She's also an alumni of Biola University where she studied biblical theology and business leadership. She’s a mother of two young men whom she loves very much. She not only instill morals, love, and life skills into her children, but also their peers and young adults known or unknown by mentoring and providing a hand up for change.
 
Our Purpose

To invest in the success of others to help restore lives for a better future.  
 
Mission
Committed to serving the needs of individuals by  providing housing and a mentorship program to reduce obstacles, barriers and re-frame lives. 
 
Goal
An 80% success rate in transitioning challenged individuals to productive independent living.   
 
Transitional Housing

Providence Restoration transitional housing is designed to provide mentorship, housing, and life skills training to adults of all ages. Many of the adults have had challenges in their lives and are in need of housing . At Providence Restoration, we care about the youth and adults who share these challenges and we have committed to not talk change and wish for it, but we are willing to roll up our sleeves and go to work to make change happen. 
 
Amy House:
The Amy House named after Yuvonnie’s grandmother is a four-plex apartment unit located in Artesia California. Each  unit has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, laundry, and patio. The completely remodeled building is also beautifully landscaped and can house up to twenty individuals.
 
 Services Provided
 
Spiritual Guidance
To those who are in agreement, Providence Restoration will pray with those housed,  provide one on one and group ministering to assist in meeting spiritual and emotional needs.
 
Housing
 
  • Food Help Referrals
  • Bed, bed sheets, blanket, pillow
  • Closet and drawer space, laundry, cable, Fully Furnished housing
  • Clothing  Referrals
  • Paid Utilities
  • Paid WIFI
 
Personal hygiene supplies ( For Parolee paid housing)
  • Toothbrush, Toothpaste
  • Shaver and Shaving Cream
  • Shampoo
  • Mouth Wash
  • Deodorent
  • Lotion
  • Comb and brush
     
 Transportation as needed (For Parolee paid housing)
  • To obtain,  I.D., social security card, birth certificate
  • Therapy
  • Parole visits  once  a week, condition of  parole  as needed
  • Interviews
  • Vocational Training
  • To and from work
  • Medical appointments
  • Recreational activities
 
 
     
 Job leads and resume assistance( For Parolee paid housing)
  • Public transit assistance
  • Mock Interview
  • Mapquest training
  • Computer training, (word, excel, Internet, etc)
 
Weekly life skills training (For Parolee paid housing) 
  • cooking, cleaning, laundry
  • banking: checking, savings,  renting/home ownership
  • paying bills
 
 
Monthly motivational/ educational  speakers
  • STD (Sexual transmitted disease) awareness( by licensed nurse)
  • parenting
  • responsibilities for husbands, fathers, friends
  • peer pressure
  • drug  and alcohol awareness
  • self respect
  •  respect for women
  • making right choices
  • how to handle conflict
  • forgiveness
  • bitterness
  • anger management
  • sexual abuse
  • physical abuse
  • abusive parents
  • absent mother
  • absent father
  • from gangs to Christ
  • loneliness
  • when I feel nobody cares
  • abandonment
  • how to handle fear
  •  trust
  • Don’t give up (perseverance)
 
 
Behaver Incentive program, on going( as recognized) For Parolee paid housing
  • 3 month employment stability
  • outstanding helping others
  • outstanding respect for other residents and staff
  • 4 level independence: transportation, job/school, cleanliness, positive additude
  • outstanding perseverance
 
 
Incentive awards (given as earned, For Parolee paid housing)
  • gift certificates( resterant, games, movie, department stores)
  • Personal Plaque
  • bank account contribution
 
 
Recreational activities
  • birthday celebrations
  • fishing
  • basketball
  • softball
  • arcade
  • swimming
  • professional sports games( staple center, angle stadium)
  • golf
  • educational museums
 
 Referral Services
 
Employment services
 
 
Mental health services
 
 
Substance abuse, Anger management services
 
 
Our program is based on the belief that our parolee's needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs.
 
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
 
 
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