R.U.T.H. YouthBuild is a leadership development program. R.U.T.H. stands for our program’s core values Resilience, Unity, Transformation and Hope. We provide an opportunity for youth ages 16-24 to earn their high school diploma, receive career training and develop leadership skills. We work closely with our local high schools, probation department and other community agencies in supporting alternative programming for students.
Programs And Services:
AOD Prevention: Changing the local environment and conditions that facilitate AOD use, as well as the knowledge and behaviors of youth and adults that contribute to community norms about AOD use in Long Beach. Long Beach Community Action Team: Youth group based in Long Beach Polytechnic High School. Goal and focus is to develop community youth leaders to mobilize and advocate on alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention (ATOD) policies and campaigns in the City of Long Beach.
Services at the centers include comprehensive case management, individual and family counseling and mental health therapy, job development and placement, legal help, transportation help, medical help, children’s programs, legal help, job development and placement, help with utility bills (LIHEAP) and access to other appropriate programs in our organization and with other community agencies.
The program is for community residents who need extra help to stabilize their lives. When a potential client approaches us for help, the first step is to identify strengths and needs and to create a plan that will help get them on track.
Services at the centers include comprehensive case management, individual and family counseling and mental health therapy, job development and placement, legal help, transportation help, medical help, children’s programs, legal help, job development and placement, help with utility bills (LIHEAP) and access to other appropriate programs in our organization and with other community agencies. The South Los Angeles Community Service Center houses a Family Source Center consortium that is designed to streamline access to services for people in need of attaining jobs and keeping their housing.
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.
The academic program at Venice YouthBuild fosters leadership and skill-building through hands-on workshops and project-based learning in a supportive and empowering classroom environment. Current students say they most enjoy peer-to-peer feedback, positive staff support, and dynamic classroom instruction that meets their diverse learning styles as they work to earn their high school diploma and/or GED.
FSC’s mission is to promote community wellness and individual and community self-sufficiency by providing opportunities for entire families (children, youth, and adults) to access essential social services (child care, after-school programs, health services, educational workshops, job training, family management, counseling, and intensive case management) while, at the same time, playing an intricate part in assisting other families like themselves to access these services.