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Journey Place Transitional Residence

Journey Place is a specialized program for young adult males 18-21 who are aging out of foster care and need assistance making the transition from foster care to being an independent adult. Journey Place helps meet often unresolved education, employment and social needs. The framework for Journey Place is the RENEW (Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural Supports, Education, and Work) model.  Residents are given the opportunity to practice the required independent living skills necessary to be successful adults while in a safe and supportive environment.

How is Journey Place different?

  • Potential Residents must complete a residential application
  • Potential Residents must be interviewed and accepted by interview panel consisting of at least one current resident
  • Residents must be employed or enrolled in school within three months of
  • admission
  • Residents have a key to “their home” and separate entrance
  • Residents live as roommates and must work with each other to shop for groceries, cook, clean, etc.
  • Access to On Ramp Resource Center supports and activities

Why does Journey Place work?

Journey Place is a home for 6 young adults who live together in an environment similar to a college dormitory.  Residents have a level of independence, and personal responsibility for their own success unlike any other program designed for young adults.  Residents have immediate support from Program Mentors who work to teach daily independent living skills, as well as a Transition Specialist who serves as the case manager to work on individual goal setting and completion.  Residents are expected to demonstrate success within the following domains: Education and/or Employment, Health and Safety, and Community Life Functioning.  At the time of discharge, successful residents should be prepared to transition to a permanent independent housing option.

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