Our mission is to develop PRODUCTIVE, WELL-balanced, PROFESSIONAL, CAREER-ready women that are self-ASSURED and PREPARED!
POISE- to be well-balanced, ready, and prepared!
POISE, Inc. was developed by Delmas “Dedee” Harper under deep concern to reduce the rate of women’s sub-standard housing and unemployment/underemployment by providing job readiness, life skills, financial literacy, study skills, motivation, etiquette, and technical skills training. POISE also offers affordable housing, transitional housing, and homebuyer workshops.
The training and services assist in becoming influential, well-rounded individuals who will achieve their highest potential in becoming successful, employed, and productive citizens.
POISE believes in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory: satisfaction of basic needs is necessary (i.e., shelter and food) to develop higher needs. Therefore, POISE, INC initially assures that participants’ basic needs are satisfied by providing affordable housing, transitional housing, and homeownership education for future buyers. Thereafter, POISE helps individuals with Professional development social and technical skills by providing tools and training that will assist the participant in becoming productive, confident, and financially stable.
POISE also provides re-entry services and transitional housing that includes MEN through our “POSTURE” program. Poise & Posture services help the offender population transition into the community by providing transitional housing, professional development, social skills, career, and technical training.
Furthering our cause is the most important goal of our organization. We seek to support, empower, and provide high-quality resources to our community in a safe and secure environment.
Our success is not measured by wealth or profit margin, but by the value we provide to those we serve.