Founded in 2001, Silver Lining empowers foster youth in Greater Boston to flourish through committed mentoring relationships and the development of essential life skills. We provide long term one-to-one mentoring and life skills development for young people who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Our volunteer mentors are often the only adults in our youth’s…
Through the My First Place model, HopeWell master-leases apartments and sublets to program participants. Young people meet weekly with staff to get consistent, focused counseling. The triad supporting their development comprises a Youth Advocate (social worker), Education and Employment Specialist, and Housing Specialist, who together with the young person create an Action Plan with short- and long-term goals.
More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth (16-24) who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. Youth learn to run a bookstore while developing their soft skill set in order to be successful in future employment and education…
VOC’s Summer YouthWorks program is a work readiness program that involves workplace readiness training and a job placement during July and August. YouthWorks is open to Chicopee residents ages 15 – 22, and prioritizes at risk youth. VOC’s Education Opportunity Center (EOC) assists Massachusetts residents in choosing and applying to college and finding and applying for financial aid.
Stars Training Academy, a division of Stars Behavioral Health Group, collaborates with community agencies across North America to provide enriched training and customized consultation to achieve high fidelity and sustainable implementation of evidence-supported and evidence-based practices. The Stars Training Academy serves as the purveyor of the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Model.
MassNFCA creates community and opportunity for current and former foster youth through education, employment, service and leadership. In addition to our regional events for foster care alumni across Massachusetts, we also have an online community called ‘MassNFCA Connect’ that connects with our statewide database of resources for alumni of all ages.
The National Crittenton Foundation is the national umbrella for the Crittenton family of agencies, providing services and support to girls and young women. Crittenton agencies provide a comprehensive mix of gender & culturally-responsive, trauma-informed, developmentally-appropriate, strength-based services to girls, young women and their families impacted by childhood adversity, violence & trauma.