Fihankra Place's programs set a higher
standard of care for the wards of the District of Columbia.
These creative and innovative programs provide effective
quality services focused on moving individuals towards
Main Facility Independent Living Program Services
For persons 16 to 21 years of age. This secure homelike
environment currently manages 11 youth who were in need of
stable placement. Fihankra is dedicated to the highest
standards of unconditional care and stability, while
providing positive role models as extended family members.
This program maintains 95% of its targeted population and
surpasses the contract agreement with DC Child and Family
Teen Parents Program
Currently serving 24 teen-age parents and their children.
The mission of this program is to assist teen parents in
becoming self - sufficient, thereby decreasing dependencies
from social services agencies. Essential components of the
Teen Parents Program include; parenting skills, nutrition
classes for teens mothers and babies, health care, money
management, educational / vocational, employment and
community transition skills
Supervised Independent Living Program (SILS)
SILS is dedicated to providing a quality comprehensive
education program designed to meet the diverse and changing
education, social, economic, and cultural needs of the
community. Fihankra Place SILS is committed not only to
learning and the advancement of knowledge, but also the
development of ethically sensitive and responsible persons.
We seek to achieve these goals through a sound education
program and through a code of conduct that encourages
responsibility and respect for the rights and viewpoints of
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Members of Fihankra Place will be encouraged to
develop a Systematic approach to: assessing personal
needs, defining goals and objectives, and developing
a life plan-
Fihankra's ability to anticipate the needs of youth
led them to establish the Supervised Independent
Living Program with 28 adolescent males and 17
females in September 1998.