Our 2018 Grantee, Turning Points YVLifeSet provides intensive counseling to Philadelphia youths aging out of foster care. Our $20,000 grant is enabling them to double their number of clients to 64.
The group is hard at work gearing up for this increase. They are hiring new program officers and training them to work with the influx of young adults who will be entering the program.
Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc., a nonprofit organization with a mission to strengthen Latino communities, recruits the seniors in need. Vocational students attend Randolph Career and Technical High School, a public high school in North Philadelphia, and the selected home repairs reinforce what students are learning in the classroom.
Our grant was used to expand a successful pilot program to offer this unique program to incarcerated women at the Riverside Correctional Facility.
The grant supported a conflict management program for PEC clients. Many women were being evicted from the Center because they expressed their anger inappropriately. The program helped residents to better manage their emotions so they could peacefully resolve arguments and misunderstandings. It provided these mothers with important life skills that enabled them to become independent and successful in the future, and also model and teach their families these very crucial skills. The grant also paid for a PEC staff member to learn the skills needed to continue to train residents in the future.
2013www.valleyyouthhouse.org) is a nonprofit dedicated to working with foster children to prepare them for life after foster care. Our grant was used to assist youth who were continuing their education beyond high school. We made it possible for 11 youth to buy laptops to use in their classes, 9 to obtain tuition assistance, 17 to pay for transportation to their classes, and 6 buy school supplies and books. Thanks to the generosity of TTN women, 34 young people were able to remain in school, enhance their employment skills, and reap all the benefits that result from continued education.
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