Runaway Youth and Aging Out of Foster Care Sources
The Paterson YMCA Aging Out Youth Program
128 Ward St.
Paterson, NJ 07505
Focuses on teaching life skills in the following areas:
- Job Seeking
- Interviewing Skills
- Filling Out a Job Application
- Job Maintenance
- Assist in obtaining vital records
- Assertiveness Skills
- Positive vs. negative
- Conflict management
- Anger management
- Personal strength and need assessment
- Appropriate choices and consequences
- Housing options
- Understanding housing agreements
- Individual/group counseling
- Socialization skills
- Community Referrals
- Goal Planning
- Skills level assessment
- Home visits
- Employment Program
For more information go to http://www.patersonymca.org/aging_youth.html
Project Youth Haven — Father English
212 Slater St.
Residential and crisis counseling services for runaway, homeless, and abused youth, ages 11 to 17, and their families.
- Temporary Shelter
- Case Management
- Outreach and advocacy
- Assistance in locating positive placement and aftercare follow-up
For more information go to http://www.fatherenglish.org/youthhaven.htm
New Jersey Community Development Cooperation
32 Spruce St.
Paterson, NJ 07501
Provides housing and support services for homeless youth. The overall goal of the Marion Street project is aimed at transitioning vulnerable and homeless youth to permanent housing and self-sufficiency.
The social services will provide residents with
- case management
- mental health services
- drug and alcohol counseling
- employment training
- educational opportunities and independent living skills
For more information go to http://www.njcdc.org/housing/marion/
They also provide housing for youth aging out of the foster care system. William Waldman Independence House, is a safe, inviting, and inspiring place which provides housing and supportive services for young people in their final years in the foster care system.
For more information go to http://www.njcdc.org/housing/william-waldman/