We empower aged-out foster youth and youth from at-risk backgrounds to overcome personal obstacles, achieve independence and reach their fullest potential.
Through a year-long intensive Mentor Program:
Our mentoring program addresses needs such as housing, life skills, coping skills, nutrition & employment through over 1,200 hours of training.
Our trainees are employed by Compassion Planet Thrift Store, Deer Creek Farm, DC Garden & Market - where a variety of skills training, work experience and an individualized growth plan for each trainee is developed and tracked.
Our social workers, trauma informed staff & trained volunteers work alongside our trainees in an occupational environment, which provides a controlled setting to discover how everyday life choices can impact future employment, goals & dreams.
We come alongside our trainees with whole-life principles such as finances, decision-making, health, hygiene, communication, nutrition, manners, healthy relationships, character, ethics, & leadership in addition to providing the needed coaching in career development.
Our goal is to not only assist our grads in career planning, but help them stay connect to a healthy community so they can reach their personal dreams through our Second Steps Program.
Second Steps Program
Upon graduation, our trainees enter into our Second Steps Program which provides lifelong services such as forever family connections, counseling & mentoring services, alumni events & internships with local business.
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Trainee Program Placement
Our drug-free program is for ages 18-24. Potential trainees are referred through social workers, community partners and individuals. If you have someone you would like to refer, please fill out the form below:
This information will be kept confidential and goes directly to the LCSW on staff. They will contact you.