Help End the Cycle of Youth Homelessness in Miami!
The Miami program concentrates on five core services to homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth:
We find and stabilize youth before risks overwhelm them. We do this front-line work in two neighborhoods by foot and specialize in a third street outreach for commercially sexually exploited children.
We offer comprehensive services under one roof on a weekly basis in a program we call NEST (Nights of Empowerment and Safety for Teens).
Through groups and individual mentoring, we offer caring relationships and teach important life skills to young people who are about to cross the threshold into adulthood and need the support of a consistent mentor.
Individual counseling is designed to increase responsible behaviors in these youth and covers areas such as substance abuse, preventative health practices, budgeting and credit, self-image development, assertive/effective communication skills, as well as loss, trauma, and victimization.
We deter youth from running away by helping them locate school and community supports. Through "Don't Run Away" clubs in local high schools, students are empowered to deliver workshops and skits to students in younger grades.
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