Independent Living Project
This project addresses the needs of young women who age-out of foster care services and are simply left with no other form of formal support, in effect, becoming at-risk of drugs and alcohol addictions, homelessness, unwanted pregnancies, abuse, violence and rape, poverty and ultra-dependency on govt. welfare programs. With our services, we seek to stop this deadly trend by providing the supportive services they obviously need in this new stage of their young lives. The transition to independent living for young people in care requires the design of plans and actions that are initiated in the residential centers and continue after they leave. Recent studies indicate (Mercè Jariot Garcia et al, 2015) that these young people have a high percentage of failure and school mobility, limited training for employment, job instability and
We will support these young women until they are ready to take on society’s challenges as strong, independent, assertive, healthy women. This project will provide our clients an opportunity to receive room, board and nutrition as well as personal development services such as counseling, and a series of workshops on healthy lifestyles. These supportive services will serve to build life skills in each client thereby empowering them and lifting their chances to succeed.
Components of Services
A. Provide Room and Board for dorm or housing near work or educational facility.
B. Social Worker will provide individual coordination of services including, helping to manage program benefits
C. Mental health provider will offer individual and group therapy, support and referrals when needed;
D. Two Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Workshops will cover the following themes: career and financial planning, social/work etiquette, emotional management and relationships, prevention of STD’S and unwanted pregnancies, proper nutrition
Clients who successfully complete
1. Increase knowledge
2. Obtain/Retain gainful employment or program of higher education.
3. Increase self-esteem and develop greater emotional management.
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Every girl deserves to have a safe and secure place to live in and to be surrounded with people who care and love them. Uniting efforts for a Puerto Rico living in more solidarity, peace, and love. Please help us to achieve this by donating.