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.
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.
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.
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.)
The Transitioning Youth to Independence Program works with youth ages 17 – 21 years and offers a unique opportunity for youth to gain the skills needed to live independently through social and adaptive living skills training in a supportive atmosphere. Programs offer experiential hands-on learning opportunities, identification of natural supports & community based services and linkages to progressive educational and employment…