On Ramp Resource Center
On Ramp is a Resource Center for any young adult 16-24 years old in Mecklenburg County who may need help making the successful evolution from youth to being an independent adult. On Ramp uses a research based model called RENEW (Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural Supports, Education, and Work) as the approach to providing services.
Many young adults in On Ramp are transitioning from foster care or mental health services, and dealing with homelessness or unstable living situations. Others may be young adults who simply need additional help ensuring they are prepared to face the world as adults.
On Ramp empowers young adults learn to be their own advocates so they can truly be responsible for their own success.
We offer Intensive Case Management, one-on-one support from a Transition Specialist who helps our clients find out where they want to go and how to get there. We assist young people with “futures planning,” creating a plan and a series of goals that when reached, result in independence and stability.
Through counseling and peer mentoring, we help young adults:
- Develop job skills
- Find and keep employment
- Achieve education goals (High School Diploma/GED, college enrollment/ completion)
- Learn to identify individual supports for success
- Learn to acquire housing
- Access resources to help maintain safety and good health
We also offer workshops that help young adults learn independent living skills in personal finance and money management, safety, and physical and mental health.