Youth learn college access information and life skills at this free, four-day summit every June at a Montana post-secondary institution. Youth stay in the dorms, attend classes and experience college life firsthand. In addition, they learn how to build relationships, obtain employment, and manage money. Participants also take home a free laptop to prepare them for transition to independent living.
Today, CYDC provides programs reaching over 1,200 children, youth and their families locally each year. We care for young people who are victims of physical and sexual abuse, neglect and abandonment, as well as providing resources and support to area families at risk of having their children removed from their home.
Each year, Just in Time for Foster Youth mobilizes a caring community to help over 850 transition age youth (18-26) with resources and relationships to become capable, confident and connected. We meet emergency needs, fill gaps in knowledge and experience, enhance job skills, and build confidence, resilience and well-being through connections to over 600 volunteers and former foster youth staff.
Zoie’s Place provides housing and other support services to youth and young adults who have experienced foster care. Our two transitional homes are located in Denton, TX and offer housing for 8 young women who have experienced or aged out of foster care. We also provide ongoing support services, life skills training, mentorship and support for students pursuing higher education.
Pivot, Inc. is a nonprofit community organization that advocates, educates, intervenes and counsels youth and families to make a positive difference in their lives. What we do: Meet housing & basic needs, provide education & job assistance, prevention & intervention, and therapeutic care.
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.)
Eddy House is the central intake and assessment facility in Northern Nevada. The objective of the Eddy House is to end youth homelessness in Reno, Nevada. To accomplish this, we identify homeless, at-risk, and aged-out foster youth through extensive outreach in Downtown Reno.