Youth Outreach staff can help you figure out how to solve the problems you are facing trying to live on your own.
Housing: We can help you look for housing, apply for Section 8 vouchers or public assistance, or get into the emergency shelter. If you are being evicted from your housing, staff can help you talk to your landlord to see if there is a way to avoid eviction. If you would like help working out issues with your parents or with partners or friends who you could live with, Youth Outreach staff can help you through the process of trying to work things out.
Once you have been using Youth Outreach services and are working with Youth Outreach staff, you may be eligible to apply to our Housing Scholarship Program. Find out more about the Housing Scholarship Program.
Jobs: Through our Supported Employment Services, our Job Coach will help you get ready to apply for jobs (filling out applications and making a resume, practicing interviewing), find job openings, and help you solve issues like transportation, childcare, or even getting clothes for work. You can use our computer lab, copier, and phones to help in your job search. We also offer paid apprenticeships where you can brush up our work skills and develop a good reference. Learn more about apprenticeships. The Job Coach can help you look at the big picture–helping to create a career plan and helping you get the resources to reach those career goals. Job site exploration visits, college tours, resume workshops are a few of the services that the Youth Outreach Job Coach offers.
Education: If you are in school and need help with classwork, getting to school, or with other school issues, the Youth Outreach Job Coach can help you. Education is key to getting a good job and moving into a career path job. Staff can set up tutoring for you, will go with you to speak to teachers or school staff, and can help with school supplies. If you want to re-enter school, we can help you with that process, including dealing with financial issues.
Everything involved in living on your own: Making your money stretch to cover your bills, getting enough food and personal supplies, knowing how to cook, do laundry, and all the rest of what it takes survive are all skills that Youth Outreach staff can help you learn.
Parenting: Are you a parent? Do you need help and support to become a better parent? The staff at Youth Outreach can help you strengthen your skills at raising your child and can help you get the things you need for your child.
A safe place to relax and get support: Our office has a comfortable drop-in area that includes a computer lab, phones, a children’s play area, and a large seating area where you can get warm in the winter or cool in the summer. Staff are always available to help with an issue or talk about what is on your mind.