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Promise House embraces homeless, runaway and at-risk teens, giving them individualized support, skills, encouragement and hope to live a better life.
We accomplish this through:
Emergency Shelter and Long-term Housing
Case Management and Counseling Services
Promise House Programs:
The Emergency Youth Shelter Program provides a temporary sanctuary for homeless, runaway and abandoned youth ages 10 through 17 years old. The goals of the program include stabilizing crisis situations, promoting family reunification, encouraging stable living conditions for youth and enabling youth to make personal decisions that will lead to constructive courses of action in life.
The Wesley Inn Program guides 14- through 20-year-old homeless pregnant and parenting teen mothers to become healthy, independent and nurturing parents. Understanding that homeless teen mothers need much more than shelter and food to successfully raise their children, the Wesley Inn Program provides a wide range of services including prenatal and postnatal care, educational advancement, life skills training, childcare assistance and parenting education.
The Transitional Living Program equips homeless teens ages 16 through 24 years old with the skills and education to become independent, productive adults. The program accomplishes this by providing up to two years of housing, case management, job and life skills training, educational advancement and counseling.
The STAR Program intervenes when families are in crisis to ensure a healthy home environment. By placing a priority on supporting and strengthening families of 0 through 17 year olds, the family receives short-term crisis counseling in an effort to work together to resolve difficult situations. The program also promotes community awareness on the prevention of child abuse through free presentations to local organizations, businesses and church groups.
The Parents With Promise Program teaches 13- through 19-year-old teen parents to become responsible and self-sufficient, so they excel at raising a healthy family. This is accomplished through the Teen Parent Academy and in-home case management.
As the Dallas County Coordinator for National Safe Place, the Safe Place Program provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for all young people in crisis through a network of sustained sites. These Safe Place sites extend the doors of Promise House throughout the Dallas community allowing teens in crisis to easily access immediate help.
The Street Outreach Program connects with teens living on the streets and assists them to find safe living arrangements. The dedicated outreach team is on the streets nights and weekends looking for teens ages 10 through 24 years old and builds relationships with them to provide educational information, referrals and support services.
The Blake Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund affords current and past program participants the opportunity to further their education by attending colleges, universities, trade or technical schools or other educational venues. This fund allows Promise House to present scholastic opportunities to the next generation of professionals who will go out and create a better nation and world as a result of their education.
The Promise House Training and Research Institute offers clinical supervision and training for graduate and post-graduate interns to provide unlimited high-quality, no-cost counseling to all Promise House teens and their families. Promise House has developed strong relationships with nine area universities and trains student interns each semester under the supervision of our licensed therapists. Promise House teens and their families are able to access as much individual, group and family counseling as needed, and students are able to receive invaluable experience.
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