The Restoration House Model: From the Ground Up

The Restoration House (TRH) offers From The Ground Up: Best Practice Consulting and Training for organizations which want to implement programming similar to TRH. We know the value of learning from others.  It’s how we got our start.  We have had the pleasure of walking alongside a number of tremendous organizations over the years to help them increase their impact when working with single mothers and their children.  We take a strategic client centered approach, called “From the Ground Up”.

In order to ensure our own organizational efficiencies, maximize staff time, and ensure that our program families are well-served, The Restoration House does charge for consulting services and workshops. Fees are on a sliding scale based on the budget of the requesting organization. Complete our From the Ground Up Interest Form, and we will respond promptly. From the Ground Up Interest Form

Areas of Expertise


Stage 1: Building a Strong Foundation

  • Identifying your niche: Exploring the needs and existing resources in your community
  • Starting with the end in mind (developing a logic model, answering the why, how, and what)
  • Strategic board development
  • Sustainable fund development

Stage 2: The Framework

  • Intake and family selection
  • Family Advocacy (principles, navigating the system, boundaries)
  • Ally Teams (recruiting, structure, accountability)
  • Supportive Transitional Housing (overview)
  • Matched Savings Accounts (logistics, guidelines)
  • Faith and Finances program training

Stage 3: Making it Yours

  • Staff Culture (team building, leveraging interns, volunteers)
  • Participant Family Culture
  • Ally Teams (training, establishing culture)
  • Supportive Transitional Housing (creating an environment for change)
  • Mom-to-Mom (leveraging alumni in mentoring relationships)

Stage 4: Being a Good Neighbor

  • Assessing needs (e.g. life skills classes, engaging youth)
  • Developing partnerships/collaborations
  • Developing MOUs/covenants
  • Educating and increasing dialog in the community


One-size doesn’t fit all.  That’s why we have several different opportunities for organizations to engage with us.  Choose the options that work best for you and your organization.

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    One-on-One consulting with members of TRH staff
    Mix & Match: We work with you to make sure the content you receive is most applicable to your organization and its current stage of development.

    Topics include: board development, fund development, logic modeling, program design/overview, staff culture, identifying your niche

    Topics include: family advocacy v. case management, navigating social systems, ethics, intake and family selection, trauma-informed care, setting healthy boundaries, participant scholarships, community involvement

    Topics include: Faith & Finances program training, Ally Team recruitment, structuring, training, culture, and accountability; Mom-to-Mom (alumni mentoring)

    Topics include: tracking and acknowledging donors

    Cost: One-on-one training is available at a minimum of 1 hour and a maximum of 4 hours. Hourly rates vary, and prices are on a variable scale. Please complete From the Ground Up Interest Form

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    Two-Day Mini-Conference

    The mini-conference is offered twice per year (spring and fall) with 2 to 5 organizations. The first day of the conference covers:
    Step 1: Building a Strong Foundation
    Step 2: The Framework

    The second day of the conference covers:
    Step 3: Making it Yours
    Step 4: Being a Good Neighbor

    Cost: Variable scale. Please complete From the Ground Up Interest Form

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    One-Day Seminar

    Don’t need the full 2-day Mini Conference? You may attend one day, whichever is most appropriate for your organization. The conference is offered in the spring and fall and includes 2 to 5 other organizations.

    The first day of the conference covers:
    Step 1: Building a Strong Foundation
    Step 2: The Framework

    The second day of the conference covers:
    Step 3: Making it Yours
    Step 4: Being a Good Neighbor

    Cost: Variable scale. Please complete From the Ground Up Interest Form.

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    From the Ground Up webinars are offered four times per year. Topics are determined based on client request. Webinars are interactive and include Q&A.

    Cost: Free for organizations that have participated in any past consulting/training or have attended one-day seminar or two-day mini conference. Interested in getting started? Please complete From the Ground Up Interest Form

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    The Restoration House offers material resources in the following areas:
    – Ally Team Training Materials
    – Board Development Tools / Materials
    – Family Advocacy Forms / Materials
    – Logic Model Tools / Materials
    – Organizational Document Examples (bylaws, charter, business plan, etc.)

    Cost: Variable scale. Please complete From the Ground Up Interest Form


What Others are Saying

I am positive the information we have requested will be EXTREMELY helpful to us jump starting our ministry in Mountain View. We are very grateful to Daniel and his staff for their insight and assistance thus far.
Rock Baty
We're coming up on one year anniversary and we've learned a lot of things about what NOT to do from The Restoration House! God has been faithful and I'm grateful for the opportunity to be part of His work. Your program has been invaluable to us in starting our ministry and am very grateful for your willingness to share!
Leigh Willhelm
Daniel and his team have been extremely helpful to us in forming some of our programs and the documentation that goes along with them. We are so thankful for the groundwork they have provided.
Allison Herrin
Founder / Maia Moms
The training on team mentoring was great. It was exactly what we needed to learn, the nuts and bolts. The binders had everything we could need and were a great complement to the training. I’m glad I brought a team with me. We realized we need a key volunteer to be the “program director”.
Lawton Jones
Outreach Pastor / Grace Fellowship Church
The Restoration House has been very helpful to us, especially regarding Team Mentoring. We have been able to avoid some pitfalls along the way. A lot of people would like to get into ministry but sometimes don't know where to start - you guys have been a huge help in overcoming that obstacle.
Kevin Williar
Co-Founder / Jacob's Well