DePaul Community Resources – Independent Living

In the Independent Living program, our goal is to ensure that foster teens successfully transition to self-sufficiency. Our services assist young people in developing life skills, making permanent connections to caring and committed adults, meeting individual goals, and making well-informed choices for their future. Throughout the process, our staff provides guidance, compassion, and direction in navigating the difficult journey from…

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Miller Home of Lynchburg

Our mission is to provide short or long term care and guidance to girls, ages four through twenty-one, who cannot live with their families. Located in Lynchburg, Virginia, Miller Home seeks to provide these services within a supportive, non-institutional environment, which encourages each girl to grow and develop to her highest potential.

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Christian Alliance for Orphans – Aging Out Initiative

As older orphans and foster children age out of care, the trends are heart breaking: homelessness, substance abuse, trafficking, crime and incarceration await many who lack adequate support networks. We believe the Church is called to step into that gap, opening doors to promising futures for these children through holistic life transition programs including: Life Skills Training, Spiritual Care and…

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(2020) Leveraging Relationships to Transform Communities

Youth aging out of foster care, at-risk single moms and homeless veterans achieved significant life transformation through an intensive, volunteer-based, relationship-focused model, according to a preliminary study of a limited number of participants in the Open Table program conducted by Baylor University’s Program on Prosocial Behavior. Scholars from Baylor University conducted a case study evaluation of the Open Table program in…

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Skill Builders

Skill Builders is an independent living arrangement licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services. The objective of the Independent Living arrangement is to provide youth participants in the program with the skills needed to be self-sufficient and live independently.

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Regratifying Foundation – NOW Initiative

The Regratifying Foundation’s NOW program is designed to encourage foster care youth to continue their education, learn about and consider professional careers and set future personal and career goals before they age out or emancipate from foster care.  Participants will learn about various professions, how to improve social and communication skills, problem solving, and self-confidence.

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Impact Living Services

Impact Living Services (ILS) provides comprehensive supportive services for foster youth 17-21 years of age. ILS has apartments in Lynchburg, Roanoke, and Harrisonburg. ILS promotes interdependence as a core belief in helping youth achieve their educational, vocational and financial goals.  Interdependence is an idea of “mutual dependence between things” (i.e., community, friends, staff, DSS and counselors).  

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