The Finding Your Way Youth Center exists to reach, rescue, and restore the lives of our next generation. We serve ages 12 to 18 through programs and services in a positive, and encouraging environment that initiates creativity, academic growth, innovative thinking, social development and recreation while healing past hurts, addressing current needs, and building their confidence and self-esteem in who they are today and who they will become within their promising futures!
Our teen homeless population and at-risk youth are targets for individuals of the most dangerous predatory nature. We are currently serving a population of students ages 12-18, who suffer from addictions, abuse, neglect, and sex trafficking. These children want to be loved, nurtured, guided, and to feel safe. The Finding Your Way Youth Center would give us the ability to provide such a place and so much more!
Students will be referred to the Center through the School District Staff and Department of Children and Family Services. Summer and Holiday Break Programs will be open for public sign-up and will close when registration reaches capacity.
Every young person will go through the assessment process on their initial visit to the Center. This ensures proper and caring introduction, basic information gathering, individual needs assessment, personal interests, achievement goals, and a private tour of the facility with the proper understanding of the rules for a safe, productive, and fun experience for all.
We provide a wide variety of programs and services to ensure wholeness, wellness, and success within every precious soul that walks through our doors. This three-floor, multi-level facility gives us the ability to strategically position age group appropriate gatherings, programs and services.
Life skills are necessary for full participation in everyday life. They are abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable humans to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of life. Group Classes of instruction will include but are not limited to:
Having a certification and Learning a trade. (Students 15-21 years of age).
The Kitchen, Family Room, Showers and Laundry Facility: This property will allow us to offer these beautiful young souls all the comforts of home they do not have. For those who do not have running water or electricity, this facility is equipped with 6 showers, 2 laundry facilities, 2 full service kitchens and a floor for a Family room where popcorn and movies can happen, a quiet place for reading, or if simple napping is needed in a safe, clean, and loving environment.
With two free-standing buildings and over 2.5 acres for recreation and expansion, we can make a tremendous impact in the lives of our young people who did not choose their situation or affliction. Darryl and Tracy Strawberry have chosen them!
Will you become part of this team who will be their advocates to help them heal, stay safe, feel loved and lead them back into life and a future full of promise!