Youth Empowerment | Women's Care Cottage
Women’s Care Cottage is an Independent/Transitional living program assisting homeless young women coming out of emergency shelters, foster care and probation. Women’s Care Cottage is a safe place where young women who have been either critically homeless or in the criminal justice or foster care system can start a new life and develop the ability to live independently with pride and dignity while accomplishing their goals. We provide up to 18 months – 3 years of housing, case management, counseling, social and cultural activities. We assist with drug and alcohol rehabilitation referrals, job training/job placement, legal referrals, advocacy to ID & SSI, permanent housing referrals, and life skills including Budgeting, Job Preparation, Resume Building, Interviewing Work Shops, Anger Management, Therapy, Women’s Health, Cooking, Hygiene Communication Skills, Building Self-Esteem and Developing Relationships, Independence skills and Self-Sufficiency.
Participants are women ages 18-21 including pregnant women or women with one child up to 1 years old. Residents must participate in their personal action plan to work towards their personal goals to become employed and/or attend school while saving for their future.