Break the Cycle

“Young People Grow Up in Communities, Not Programs”

How Can We Help?

  • Community Education & Awareness
  • Gender Specific Approaches
  • Culturally Competent Communities
  • Peers Helping Peers
  • Role Models
  • Community Mentoring

Services for Youth Still in the Home

  • Family Preservation & Support
  • Identify At-Risk Youth Through Community Settings
  • 24-hour Crisis Counseling
  • Education & Outreach Through Schools & Community Settings on:
    – Sexual Predators
    – HIV/AIDS
    – Teen Pregnancy

Services for Youth Who Have Just Left Home

  • Temporary Shelter
  • Assessment & Planning for Case Management
  • Outreach and Early Intervention to Bring into a Safe Environment so They Don’t Fall Victim
  • Develop Help for Teen Parents and Their Children

Longer Term Services for Homeless Teens

  • Drop-In Programs and Street Outreach
  • High School Completion, Job Training & Career Planning
  • Transitional Housing
  • Social & Life Skills Training to Build Positive Support
  • Aftercare – Long-term Stabilization.(i.e., Mental Health, Substance Abuse, PTSC Healing, Social Development)

Services That Work

  • Mental Health Treatment
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Life Skills Training
  • Food Programs
  • Non-judgmental Service Providers
  • Consistent Rules & Structure
  • Affordable Housing
  • Voluntary Participation