Center for Urban Youth and Family Development

The Center for Urban Youth and Family Development empowers youth that are in and are transitioning out of the foster care system to overcome the struggles and challenges by providing them substance abuse prevention, life skills training, and workforce development programs. Drawing from the life experiences of our founder, Mr. Marsialle Arbuckle, we open the door to a positive and…

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Center for Community Transformation – Building Bridges

Building Bridges started in June of 2007 as a collaborative summer employment program called “Clean Slate.” During that first summer, Clean Slate was able to employ eight at-risk youth at minimum wage and averaged about 24 hours of work per week. The program was targeted to low-income youth with barriers to employment. Of the youth employed 82% had a previous…

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Foster Care Recovery Network

Built and supported by River Jordan Inc., Foster Care Recovery Network is a support group only for those who have had lived experience in foster care. The only requirement for membership is that you have lived experience in foster care and that you agree that what you hear there, who you see there, let it stay there in the rooms…

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River Jordan Inc.

River Jordan Inc focuses on helping transition age foster youth become responsible and productive members of society through our Community Transitional housing program, Pre-Aging Out Foster Care Recovery Coaching, which also includes life skill training, and the best practice Fostering Success training model. (See also Foster Care Recovery Network in the AOI database.)

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Friends of Foster Kids

College: FOFK provides storage containers filled with school supplies and all the essentials needed to transition into dormitory living. FOFK continually works to seek out opportunities to build our scholarship program. Careers: FOFK is developing training programs to guide with social skill, etiquette, and confidence building. We are bridging foster youths with employment opportunities.

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New Destiny Pathways

Our mission is to provide safe, affordable and supportive housing for young women 17-21 transitioning out of the foster care system. New Destiny Pathways is a family centered living environment where support staff will help them to reach their highest potential.

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Youth Attention Center

Established in 1977, the Youth Attention Center (YAC) is a non-profit agency that assists homeless, runaway, and youth who are at risk between the ages of 12-21 in Mecosta, Osceola and Newaygo Counties.

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Staircase Youth Services

Up until the 21st birthday, we can offer our services that include Outreach and Transition to Adulthood (TAP/TLP) Programs. This program utilizes a host home model in providing housing. Youth are placed in host homes where mentoring and support are provided by a caring adult. Our current coverage area includes Mason, Manistee, Lake, Oceana, Wexford & Missaukee counties in the…

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EDSI (Educational Data Systems, Inc.)

EDSI (Educational Data Systems, Inc.) is a national workforce development, talent solutions and consulting company with a passion for helping people and companies in transition. EDSI works with regions, employers and jobseekers to overcome their most challenging obstacles.

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