Empowering Men & Women
Professional & Educational Growth, Job-Readiness, Work
About the Program
Faith Refuge Career Academy for Women is a 12-week career and life skills training program for women.The mission at the Academy is to empower women through spiritual, professional, and educational growth in a faith-based atmosphere.
The program is put on by Wichita Falls Faith Mission and it is free to the public.
The Career Academy is an intense study program that requires self-discipline and dedication to complete. Acceptance into the program is determined by an application and interview process.
Career Academy follows the WFISD schedule, so students will have Spring Break off.
• Biblical Precepts for Daily Living
• Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud & John Townsend
• Anger Management
• Computer Skills
• GED Prep and Testing by Region IX
• Guest Speakers from Local Businesses
• Jobs for Life
• Money Management
• Professional Communication
• Computer Lab Provided for Job Searches and Resume Writing
• Unglued: Making Wise Choices by Lysa TerKeurst
• You’ll Get Through This by Max Lucado
Monday – Thursday:
8:00am – 4:00pm or 10:30am – 4:00pm
• 12 Weeks Duration
• Each Student is responsible for her own transportation. If needed, a dorm can be provided for you at Faith Refuge.
• Books and lunch are provided to students.
Call our Academy Director: (940) 322-4673
Drop Off Application: You can also deliver your application to the Faith Refuge Office at 710 E. Hatton Road, Monday thru Friday from 9am to 5pm.
At Faith Mission, we offer a job-readiness residential program for men called Faith Enterprises.
Faith Enterprieses is a social enterprise which offers lawn services and tree maintenance to the community.
Graduates of our New Beginnings program are able to develop a positive work history and accumulate savings leading to employability and independence.
All of our programs are free to the public, thanks to the generosity of individuals, groups, foundations, businesses and other organizations.
To empower men, build self-esteem, provide a temporary solution.
Many men have job skills and are capable of performing a variety of jobs. The opportunity to work builds self-esteem in the worker, provides a temporary solution for the employer, and can lead to permanent employment for the Faith Mission client.
A Day Labor area is located outside the mission at the intersection of 13th and Travis Streets.
Employers can drive by Faith Mission to hire a worker. The employer often needs to furnish transportation. Working together with the community, we can rescue, rehabilitate, and reintegrate homeless persons!
The Day Labor area is located outside the Faith Mission Shelter at the intersection of 13th and Travis Streets.
Transitional Supportive Housing was added to Wichita Falls Faith Mission in Fall 2018. With case management support, the qualifying program graduate will reside in a sober-living, supportive house, with other program graduates and a resident manager at a reduced rate for a predetermined length of time.
The goals for the participants of the program are as follows;
- To save three months of living expenses.
- To reduce and eliminate obstacles to self-sufficiency such as employment, transportation, fines and fees, etc.
- To secure their own permanent housing with their name on the lease.
- To transition from shelter living to independent living, i.e. running a household, handling finances, keeping appointments, buying groceries, maintaining property, healthy living, etc.
- To learn discipline and grow in their relational skills while sharing in the governance of the house.
” The Career Academy gave me confidence for the interviewing process and increased my knowledge and skills for the current job market. I now work as a manager for a local retailer! “
Opportunities to Get Involved
Faith Refuge Career Academy is a cooperative effort between area volunteers, businesses, and agencies. The Academy is designed to provide job readiness and life skills for women.
Please contact Faith Refuge by phone at (940) 322-HOPE (4673) if you are interested in partnering with us for the Faith Refuge Career Academy.
Faith Refuge is located at 710 E. Hatton Road in Wichita Falls, Texas 76302.