The transition to adulthood can be a challenging experience for anyone, regardless of personal background, socioeconomic status, gender, identity or race. It is certainly more challenging for youth who do not have the economic, familial or social supports that can assist them to overcome the many challenges on their journey to self-sufficiency and independence. LIFE Skills Foundation aims to provide…
Special Treasures is a non-profit thrift store that supports foster teens and aged-out young adults. They learn work skills such as furniture repair, furniture painting, warehouse management, stocking, salesmanship and more. Youth are mentored by volunteers and workforce development staff. They also get help with resumes, work ethics, financial management, and internships and job placement.
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.
SaySo is a statewide youth led advocacy association of youth ages 14-24 who are or have been in out of home placement. The mission of SaySo is to work to improve the substitute care system by educating the community, speaking out about needed changes and providing support to youth that are or have been in substitute care.
Maternity Program: Serves women and girls beginning at age 10 with no age limit. Sarah’s House Mother/Child Program: mother/Child program empowers new mothers by focusing on early childhood development, attachment issues, and prevention of neglect and abuse. Legacy Hall, An Independent Living Skills Program, serves non-pregnant teens who are currently enrolled in the DSS Foster Care Program.
ATNI Offers the help and guidance needed to support and nurture the full growth, maturity, and successful transition of individuals ages 17 years of age up to their 22nd birthday transitioning/aging out from the NC foster care system. Providing assistance with social support, financial support, quality preparedness with life skills, and housing resources.