The MyPlace programs were designed to help young people (ages 18-24) who are aging out of the foster care system. It’s our goal to prevent homelessness while helping young people to achieve their educational and employment goals. By working with case managers to build self-reliance and independence, we keep young participants in safe and secure housing and help them develop into responsible members of our community.
CURRENTLY HAPPENING AT MYPLACE:
Our programs have continued to grow and successfully house/assist clients to reach self-sufficiency. We’re happy to report the following from the COVID-19 crisis:
- ALL programs have continued to receive clients.
- No clients have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (knock on wood!) as we continue to practice social distancing precautions and guidelines set by CDC and state officials.
- The Uptown Lofts building has remained open.
- Clients have been resilient and resourceful with the difficulties of the year. Many are finding different avenues to earn employment and being proactive with an eye on a return to “normalcy.”
- We recently began a new exercise program with MyPlace clients. We purchased exercise equipment and hired a trainer to work with clients to learn how to properly and safely exercise.
- The Resumption Program, which provides supportive and therapeutic services to youth entering back into the foster care system and establishes a safe, home-like environment that maintains personal safety, started November, 1, 2020 and is functioning successfully.
- We’ve partnered with Pitt to create a Coding Initiative Program for clients – an informational session was held on February 25th and the first class occurred on March 11th.