HYANNIS – CHAMP Homes and staff were recognized at the 2014 International Coaching Federation of New England Awards Gala, held recently, according to CHAMP Homes CEO Paul Hebert.
Laurie McAnaugh, a Life Coach with her business “Access Your Power Life Coaching” has worked with some of the CHAMP Homes residents and she was so impressed that she nominated CHAMP Homes to receive the Organization of the Year Award at the ICFNE Gala, which included a donation to support the small staff at Champ House and their mission to inspire and empower countless individuals towards independence.
CHAMP Homes was founded in 1991 by Paul and Carolyn Hebert and over the past 23 years, it has grown from one home to six homes. It has helped over 2000 individuals and currently provides housing to over 65 residents, aged 18 to 80. Many of the residents are at-risk individuals who suffer from mental, physical and emotional disabilities or are recovering from addiction and have never experienced a loving family environment.
Located in Hyannis, this organization’s goal is noteworthy, Hebert said, for staff members who are compassionate and loving and believe in the full potential of each person.
Hebert said, “Not one of them approaches this work as a “job”…they are on a mission: to provide and maintain a safe, therapeutic and nurturing family-type environment for homeless youths and adults.”
Residents, Hebert said, are empowered through expectations to pitch in with the cooking, cleaning and everyday tasks and running of each house. In addition, they are required to financially contribute a community fee weekly which helps to maintain the campus, provide necessities and sustain the program.
CHAMP Homes is a place where people receive the gift of security as well as ample opportunities to attain the skills and experience necessary to become self-supportive, Hebert said.