Assist youth who are experiencing homelessness through our Bridge Housing Program. Each youth between the ages of 18 and 24 will have access to life skills training, financial literacy training, employment counseling, placement assistance, leadership training and service learning opportunities.
Provide case management and resource navigation to youth remotely. YIS does not have full-time staff or a physical location at the moment. Youth are provided with resources for temporary housing at a motel, while we work with them to attain self-sufficiency.
Youth Improvement Services was created in direct response to the social justice issues that result in youth homelessness, housing instability, youth crime and hopelessness. We offer at-risk youth the opportunity to make a dramatic change in their lives. Our trauma-informed programs are positioned to be most accessible to young people who otherwise would be swept into the criminal justice system or be affected by chronic homelessness due to a lack of opportunities.
To identify youth who are going to need assistance with transitioning to adulthood, then provide a positive support system to avoid pitfalls that can derail their lives. YIS provides mentors that serve as developmental role models for young people looking for direction.