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Our Youth Service programs, summarized below, help young people identify and use their own strengths, develop a vision beyond their current circumstances, and establish healthy contact with relatives when possible.

 

 

Youth Outreach

 

120-Day Interim

 

RAPPP

 

Transitional Living

 

The Crib

Continuing Care

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who the program serves

 

Primarily teens, some adults

 

Homeless and runaway youth, ages 14-20, including their children

 

Teen moms, their children, baby's fathers, and extended families

 

Homeless and runaway youth, ages 14-24, including their children who have graduated from our 120-day program

 

Homeless and runaway youth, ages 18-24

Former residents of our 120-day Interim program and our Transitional Living Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services we provide

 

Street counseling, food, clothing, structured groups, HIV prevention and testing, health services, connections to other services.

 

Housing and supportive services for 4 months aimed at stabilizing housing and helping residents take steps to achieve life goals.

 

Includes 8-bed shelter and community services for homeless and tenuously-housed pregnant and parenting teens. Ongoing supportive services, including prenatal care, parenting education, reducing subsequent pregnancies, and housing advocacy.

 

Includes two connected "apartments" - one for young men, one for young women. Each wing has its own kitchen and each resident has their own room. They must do their laundry at a laundromat in the community.

 

Twenty beds in an overnight shelter providing dinner, showers, laundry, breakfast, and a sack lunch for the next day.

Supportive services aimed at helping clients maintain stable housing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where and when the program operates

 

Lakeview, near Halsted & Belmont,
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:30-11 p.m.

 

24 hours a day, all year long at our 16-bed, 5-crib program housed at Open Door Youth Shelter - West Town

 

At our our 8-bed, 8-crib Open Door Youth Shelter-Lakeview

 

24 hours a day, all year long at our 8-bed, 4-crib program housed at Open Door Youth Shelter – West Town

 

October 1 through April 30, in the basement of Lakeview Lutheran Church from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Case Manager works with youth in community settings

 

 



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