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…
Through our Tutoring Program, we aim to improve graduation rates among foster youth and help better prepare them for post-secondary education, so they have the skills required to support themselves as productive young adults.
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.
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…
My Path Forward provides housing and wrap-around services for aged out foster youth in Virginia. Our experienced staff tailors plans for each youth to meet their unique needs—and to develop their individual talents—to ensure they are getting ahead in life and achieving the independence they seek.
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…
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).
(2017) Supporting Young People Transitioning from Foster Care: Virginia Findings from a National Survey and Policy Scan
This report…shares what we know about older youth transitioning from foster care (“transition-age youth”) in Virginia; describes federal data on youth outcomes in Virginia and other states; and details findings from a recent policy scan and national survey on services targeted to these youth.
The WIOA Youth Program assists eligible young adults ages 17-24 to gain the skills needed to succeed in tomorrow’s workforce.
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.