Our Program success is defined as young adults:
- Maintaining stable and suitable housing
- Remaining free from legal involvement
- Abstinence from alcohol and drugs
- Participating in an educational/vocational program
- Developing the life skills necessary to become a successful, productive citizen.
While there are some programs that serve young adults who have aged out of foster care, the intensity and comprehensiveness of Positive Growth’s Self-Reliance Guidance Program services set this program apart from other similar services:
- SRGP specialists are available to the young adults 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- They make a minimum of one face-to-face contact per week with the individuals at the youths home, job, or wherever is most convenient for the young person.
- The number of sessions can be increased based on the individual needs of each young adult.
For the young person in Positive Growths Self-Reliance Guidance program, his family (or other support systems) is a vital part of the road to success. Services are aimed not only at the individual but at all the areas (systems) that may affect the young adult (e.g. community, peer group, family and school/work).
SRGP specialists help young people find and hold jobs, find affordable and safe housing, continue their education by applying for scholarships and pursuing state funding when available, and gain access to health care. Our specialists collaborate with other programs/agencies to provide an intense network of services to construct a support network for based on individual’s circumstances and needs.
Specialists, with caseloads of 6-10 young adults, are supervised by a clinical supervisor who is responsible for a team of 4-5 specialists. A highly structured specialist training-and-development process includes an initial three- or five-day training, quarterly booster training, weekly clinical consultation, weekly team supervision, weekly individual supervision and development, and field supervision.