DIVINE Institute – DIVINE Intervention

D.I.V.I.N.E. Intervention provides emergency shelter and group home services to girls with family
problems, legal issues, truancy, school/ academic hardships, and/or behavior issues. We want girls to
experience “old school” love (relationship) and attention with education as an underlying premise.
Short-term emergency shelter beds are used for all who qualify for usage. These services are
reviewed every thirty (30) days and cannot exceed ninety (90) days. After the ninety (90) days
D.I.V.I.N.E. Intervention can apply for a variance and/or transition the Service Partner to a group
home services provided by D.I.V.I.N.E. Intervention or discharge the Service Partner to the proper

Girls (Service Partners) may stay in the group home living program for up to 540 days; girls will be
allowed to stay up to 635 days in exceptional circumstances and youth under 18 may stay beyond
635 days until the youth’s 18th birthday.

Population to Be Served:

The youth served by D.I.V.I.N.E. Intervention in its shelter and group home living program meet the
following criteria. The youth:
• Are between the ages of 12 and 17
• Are female
• Are of any cultural background
• Are of any legal status, except for youth with an outstanding warrant for arrest
• Any who need protective services
• Are willing to follow the house rules as outlined in the Service Partner Handbook.
• Do not have a current severe drug or alcohol dependency problem (these girls will be
referred to appropriate medical or treatment programs).
• Are not experiencing a mental health disorder or other serious medical condition that is going
untreated (these girls will be referred to appropriate medical or treatment programs).
• Are not accompanied by a child
• Are not in an intimate relationship with another Service Partner at D.I.V.I.N.E.

Limitations of D.I.V.I.N.E. Intervention Program:

D.I.V.I.N.E. Intervention house is not accessible to some Service Partners with physical limitations,
most especially those who use a wheelchair. It has stairs both inside and outside, narrow doorways, and no elevator or ramps.
Because of the age of the house, it is not feasible to renovate it to make it accessible for Service Partners in wheelchairs.
In the case of youth with a medically fragile condition, the Program Director will assess whether
D.I.V.I.N.E. is capable of sufficiently meeting that youth’s needs or if the youth will be better served

D.I.V.I.N.E. Intervention is not licensed to service developmentally disabled youth; hence, we do not
have the capacity to provide service for these individuals.
D.I.V.I.N.E. Intervention does not provide services to individuals who identify as transgender
For safety purposes, D.I.V.I.N.E. Intervention will not accept clients who have the tendency to
sexually abuse another Service Partner. Youths having a history of sexual acting out behavior will be
assessed by D.I.V.I.N.E. Intervention administrators to determine whether the facility and staff can
offer the level of service to meet the needs of the potential Service Partner and whether the referee is
appropriate for the program. D.I.V.I.N.E. Intervention does not accept children who are actively
psychotic, actively suicidal, have committed sexual offenses against others, in need of in-patient CD
treatment, or a danger to self/others, or have other psychological diagnoses or fragile medical
conditions that prevent them from successfully participating in programming.
D.I.V.I.N.E. Intervention accepts volunteer referrals from parents or community agencies

D.I.V.I.N.E. Intervention also operates Intervention 2.0, which is a 245D home licensed as a Corporate Foster Home for youth with a CDI waiver.

806 Edmund Avenue West
St. Paul MN 55104