Mentors to built life skills of foster youth
The Hope Center at Pullen
Be a friend, life guide and advocate for a young person who has been in the foster care system or has aged out and is at risk of homelessness or who is currently still in foster care.
The Hope Center at Pullen works to encourage and support youth who are aging out or who have aged out of foster care in the areas of financial literacy, employment, stable housing, and physical and mental health
That's where you come in! The support of mentors is very important in ensuring that the needs of this population are met.
The Hope Center staff provides ongoing training and support so that mentors are equipped to meet the needs of mentees. In addition to building a relationship with a young person, our mentors help these young adults implement action plans to meet their goals.
****Due to covid-19 all meetings will be done virtually for the time being
About The Hope Center at Pullen
1801 HILLSBOROUGH ST, RALEIGH, NC 27605, US
The Hope Center connects young people aging out of foster care in Wake County with the resources and support they need to make a successful transition to adulthood.
Foster a commitment to young people that will promote pro-social relationships, strong interpersonal skills, and reassert a sense of hope in the future.
Provide safe and stable housing, mental health services, access to continuing education, career planning and employment assistance, and, perhaps most importantly, strong and healthy relationships with adults.
The job readiness/personal development program is a support network of opportunities for life enrichment that meet the participant’s individual needs through employment and self sufficiency. Research shows that unemployment and underemployment is a key factor to homelessness and therefore employment development is key. Carefully assessing the needs of each person and developing a customized plan with our supportive services of assisting with employment, education/trade enhancement and personal development helps us provide the most effective resources and services.