8 West is a sustainable program with a foundation based on the simple premise of “hope”. When you restore hope, the human spirit becomes indomitable. We not only help homeless youth re-discover what it means to have hope, but the long-term impact of our “homeless to hopeful” model also results in positive, deeply recursive effects throughout the community.
The Maternity Shelter Program provides safe, secure and supportive housing with intensive case management services for pregnant and parenting young women who are between 18 and 24 years old, and their dependent children. These women are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.
Catalyst is an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program. Catalyst provides full service partnership services to Transitional Age Youth (TAY) ages 16 to 25 with a serious mental illness, and who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in San Diego County. This recovery-focused program is also co-located with a consumer-run clubhouse offering a wide range of services designed to help each participant lead a meaning, self-sufficient life.
McAlister Institute Teen Recovery Centers (TRCs) provide substance abuse treatment, recovery, and education for adolescents who are using, misusing, or abusing alcohol and/or other drugs. Each program accommodates teens’ school schedules, offering after-school treatment, individual and group counseling, and structured recovery activities to help teens develop the tools they need to stay alcohol- and drug-free. Programs are conveniently located for easy access and now offer satellite locations at schools throughout the County.
Crunchbase provides students with instant results showing them their chances of admission to universities across the nation. Founded in 2012, Crunchbase’s mission was to help students tackle college admissions in a revolutionary way.
Since launching, Crunchbase has grown to become a leader of innovation in the higher education space while becoming one of the most data-driven startups in the world. We strive to help students navigate the difficulties of college admissions by putting our tools in their hands.
Tools are free to use for students and uses the following information:
– Academic performance
– Extracurricular activities
– Legacy consideration
– SAT/ACT scores
– Historical acceptance rate data
Fostering Opportunity Scholarship Fund’s (FOSF) goal is to expand the educational opportunities for foster students by providing financial support for their higher education endeavors. We pair our scholarship recipients with mentors, who can lend supportive ear and offer advice, as each student transitions into their new environment and meets the challenges of higher education.
The San Diego County Regional Occupational Program (ROP) provides occupational training courses to help individuals acquire entry level job skills, upgrade or retrain, and/or prepare for advanced technical training. ROP Centers provide information about courses. Services include training in job seeking/keeping skills. Program duration for typical successful client may be up to 1 year.
The Foster Youth and Homeless Education Services Unit responds to, assists, and empowers all systems that support students who are in foster care or are homeless. FYS Programs are designed to prepare foster youth to become successful, self-sufficient and independent adults.
The Common Scholarship Application uses one online application to access more than 100 scholarships.
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