A systematic and compassionate approach to care

Our Non-Residential Trauma Informed Therapeutic Program is designed to support single-parent families to develop emotional resilience, social adequacy and financial independence.

Our approach promotes resilience, healing and sustainability.

Trauma-informed care means treating the whole person, taking into account past trauma and the resulting coping mechanisms when attempting to understand behaviors, and treating the trauma victims.

Individual and group counselling, therapy, mentoring, and coaching sessions take place daily and/or weekly.

Carousel Pieterse, Program Director

Carousel Pieterse
Program Director

Kristen Dean, Social Services Director

Kristin Dean
Social Services Director

What is Ready, Set, Go!?
Ready, Set, Go! is a non-residential parenting program for single-parent families that face financial, emotional, and social hardships as a result of unexpected, traumatic and life-changing events.
This is a community-based parenting program of the PUPS Parent Development Initiative presented by Katy Cares.
Ready, Set, Go! offers each family winning ways to build and sustain healthy relationships, effective habits, and practical skills to manage a demanding family life.
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Eight-week program
Ready, Set, Go! meets each week for 2 and one-half hours, over eight weeks. Participant have access to a facilitator and an individual therapist to support your growth an achieve your parenting goals.
Free to enroll
It is a free program. Enroll in person or online.
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Trauma informed care

It is a strength-based service delivery approach that is rooted in an understanding of/and responsiveness to the impact of trauma, that understand the importance of physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both our Therapeutic Team members and participants in our Program. Our organizational trauma-informed care is a systemic approach to service delivery, therapy, and care that is grounded in an understanding of the causes and consequences of trauma and promotes resilience and healing. Trauma-informed care means treating a whole person, taking into account past trauma and the resulting coping mechanisms when attempting to understand behaviors and treat the victim/s.

Core values

  • Safety: Ensuring physical and emotional safety.
  • Trustworthiness: Maximizing trustworthiness, making tasks and expectations clear, and maintaining appropriate boundaries.
  • Choice: Prioritizing Program participant choice and control.
  • Collaboration: Maximizing collaboration and sharing of responsibilities.
  • Empowerment: Prioritizing Program participant empowerment and skill-building.


  • Person centered
  • Biblically based
  • Child friendly
  • Community connected
  • Evidence driven
  • Trauma-informed
  • Women informed
  • Consultative
  • Continuous
  • Comprehensive
  • Inclusive
  • Drug, alcohol, and substance-free

Requirements and nature

A well-developed and effective trauma‐informed program is one that:

  • Realizes and acknowledges the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery and healing.
  • Recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in individuals, children, families, and others involved.
  • Responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Seeks to actively avoid and prevent re‐traumatization of both participants and Therapeutic Team members.


To ensure that every woman who graduates from our Program will have the necessary skills to position her selves educationally, connect spiritually, and excel emotionally with adequate relational skills and sufficient resources to sustain herself and her children.

Program Services

  • Consultancy Services and Resource Access Platform
  • Trauma-Informed Training
  • Program Network Partnership Referrals
  • Network Therapeutic Service Delivery
  • Therapeutic and Development Services: Individual Therapy
  • A Plus – Virtual Work Opportunities
  • A Plus – Mentoring Support


When victims of trauma have successfully participated and graduated from our Program, they feel safe and empowered as healing has begun. They graduate after successful completion of the Program when all agreed objectives and milestones are achieved. An effective Program will significantly improve the outcomes for those living with the residual effects of trauma exposure.  With the right therapeutic intervention and approach, such as our TITP, the long-term effects of trauma will be minimized and the following outcomes and results can be achieved:

  • A better understanding of themselves and their children.
  • Reduction in levels of anxiety, depression, aggression, frustration, and posttraumatic stress.
  • Increase in ability to control emotions, to comply, and to focus.
  • Expand skills levels and coping abilities.
  • Ability to deal with past trauma.
  • Increase in self-worth, self-esteem, and confidence.
  • Improvement in academic performance.
  • Financially and emotionally independent.
  • Enter a workplace environment successfully.
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