The Lighthouse is a Christ-focused nonprofit organization in Riga, Latvia. We work with young adults aged out of the orphan care system or from difficult family backgrounds. Our goal is to mentor and lead them toward healthy adulthood. We do this by building mentoring relationships and teaching practical life skills.
Our mission is to provide a “family of support” to homeless youth who have aged out of foster care and other at-risk young people lacking guidance as they transition to adulthood. Movement 5280 is working with local partners to identify ways to safely increase access to medical care, housing, and food services for the most vulnerable members of the community.
WEDO CCAV is a program dedicated to providing a network of support to Transitional Age Youth (young adults ages 16-25 years) and justice involved adults in order to ensure they have the tools they need to be successful and thrive independently.
Designed to complement Fred Finch housing programs, the transition programs provide vocational and educational connections, mental health support, and linkage to other community supports. Many of the youth accessing these services are former foster children, who bring with them histories of abuse, neglect, and complex emotional and physical health needs. With the development of the school-linked wellness center on site…
The Independent Living Program both empowers and emotionally supports older adolescents to help them make the transition from our residential campus or foster care towards independence. The Independent Living Program is perfect for youth who are responsible, goal-oriented, self-motivated and determined to be successful. We develop a sense of pride in our youth as they grow into adulthood by teaching…
Boys & Girls Haven Transitional Living programs serve young people from 18 to 21 years old who are preparing to age out of foster care. We offer structured, dorm-style housing in our Pre-Independent Living program and scattered site apartments in our full-fledged Independent Living program.
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.