YouthBuild champions today’s opportunity youth who aspire to improve their lives and communities but lack the knowledge, skills, and resources to reach their full potential. Through hundreds of YouthBuild programs in the United States and around the globe, these young people pursue their education, prepare for future careers, and grow into community leaders – building brighter futures for themselves, and…
The Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC) is a collaborative effort focused on helping youth who have experienced foster care in the state of Georgia overcome their unique challenges and find success. We refuse to let these young people fall through the cracks. MAAC is dedicated to filling service gaps and building innovative solutions within the child welfare system by collaborating…
Our mission is to create community and opportunity for current and former foster youth through education, employment, service and leadership. Our vision is that alumni of foster care are well connected and well supported throughout all phases of life.
Individuals receive a 1-bed, 1-bath apartment with kitchen, living room, and equipped with basic furnishings. The HOME program provides support through a formal face-to-face checking in once a week, daily sign in/outs, and access to a variety of services including life skills training including meal planning, cooking, accessing transportation, budgeting, accessing services, and more.
The Youth Resource Center provides a low-barrier space to meet the basic needs of young adults ages 17-24 experiencing or at risk of homelessness, many of whom have aged out of foster care. The service continuum includes drop-in services with showers, laundry, computer lab, and hygiene products, as well as independent living services, mentoring, and rapid rehousing.
LOR’s Youth Empowerment Program aims at providing young people with the support, resources and training they need to lead independent and fulfilling lives after aging out of foster care. The program focuses on job training, college prep, financial literacy, communication and wellness.
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.
Footsteps provides Transitional Living services to youth in the foster care system ages 16 through 21. Youth are offered housing services in a group home setting or an independent apartment setting, based on their life skills and need. All youth are offered assistance with education, employment, mental and physical health, and life skills acquisition.