For age out foster care youths, finding a job is very difficult, if not impossible. Many have may not have continued their education and no one to offer guidance or to show them how to write a résumé, how to search, or how to prepare for an interview. They're completely unfamiliar with what it takes to land – and keep – a job. It's a tough equation, but at Ninety Days of Love, helping our residents find jobs is the most important step to ensuring their financial independence and a life of success to keep them off the streets, and therefore it is one of our primary goals.
Our counselors are sensitive to the fears that youth experience when it comes to looking for employment and handling the responsibility that keeping a job requires. They know that not all the answers can be found in a classroom or a textbook, so they make themselves available to kids by listening to their concerns and offering reassurance. Sometimes that might mean a pre interview pep talk, advice on dealing with a demanding boss, or even just help with choosing the right outfit for that important first meeting. Our staff is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure our kids find a job to help them succeed in life.
Youth Will Learn Financial Skills through Our Transitional Housing Program
Without financial stability, living independently can be nearly impossible. Our goal is to break the cycle of age out foster care youth on the streets once and for all, ensuring that youth are never on the streets again. Therefore, Phase II of Ninety Days of Love Apartment Complex residents are required to turn over part of their salary to Ninety Days of Love. That money is placed into a savings account and returned at the end of a resident's stay. These savings are critically important to help youth get started in their own places and live a successful life.
Job training programs include certification courses in:
- Culinary arts
- Desktop publishing
- Medical assistant professions
- Public safety
- Computer skills
- And more!