Pockets Change: Hip Hop & Finance

Pockets Change is changing the way finance is taught through hip hop pedagogy. Teaming up with communities across the country, our in-person workshops and online lessons go beyond the budget sheet to develop financial habits that align with students’ goals and values. Understanding our finances impacts more than our wallets, it’s critical to self-advocacy and promoting social justice.

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Family and Children’s Services of Niagara

Many youths in the community are struggling to make the transition to young adulthood, but they do not need emergency shelter services. The Transitional Services Program is available to youth ages 16 to 21 years old to help them learn the skills necessary to become strong, independent young adults.

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The Door

The Door provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of New York City youth aged 12-24. See below for a list of program categories, as well as some quick links to all of the programs & services we offer.

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Next Generation Center

Next Generation’s mission is to identify and attract young people who are in or aging out of foster care, or who have been arrested or homeless. The Next Generation staff takes a case management approach with every person who walks through the door with the intent of helping them define and achieve their goals.

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We Are Becoming

We Are Becoming is dedicated to serving the diverse needs of homeless and disconnected young people in the New York area. We exist to break the bondage of poverty and hopelessness. We are a catalyst for change in the trajectory of a young life.

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(2017) Housing Trajectories of Transition-Age Youth

This study provides a better understanding of the housing trajectories of young adults who exit foster care and residential programs for homeless young adults, including emergency shelters and transitional living programs. Using administrative data to follow a cohort of young adults, this study documents which housing resources are used by youth and assesses which youth may be suited for supportive housing or other specific housing resources.

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Good Shepherd Services – Residential Services

Good Shepherd Services provides superior residential programming for adolescents and young adults in various locations. We provide safe, nurturing environments that promote trusting and caring relationships, and set high expectations while providing our residents with the supports, services and opportunities they need for a successful future.

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Covenant House

Knowing the challenges homeless teens face, supporting them every step of the way and uniting in a movement to help them off the street. Through a combination of support strategies, including educational programs, job training and placement, medical services, mental health and substance abuse counseling, legal aid and beyond, we help young people embrace the great promise of their lives, overcome…

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The Hope Program

The HOPE Program is a free work readiness training program, helping low income New Yorkers get back into the workforce through training and advancement. We offer training in the food industry, customer service, retail, clerical, animal care, maintenance and green construction. The program provides free breakfast and lunch to students and graduates, as well as free professional clothing.

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Fostering Footprints Teen Parenting Program

We are a teen parenting program that provides parenting and life skills to teen moms who are in out of home placements or who have aged out of the foster care system. Some skills taught are healthy relationships, health and wellness, parenting, education, finance and budgeting as well as employability skills.

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