Strive for Independence

A dynamic supportive housing program servicing homeless youth that are aging out of the Children’s System of Care.

Strive for Independence is designed to develop life skills and strengths to help youth reach their full potential. The goal of the program is to empower youth by providing the tools and resources needed to integrate into the  community as independent, self-sufficient adults.

Life-Skill Evaluation and Training

  • Secure Access to Transportation
  • Money Management
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Housekeeping

Service Linkages

  • College Preparation
  • Job Training and Coaching
  • Driving Instruction
  • Mentoring
  • Mental and Physical Care
  • Long-Term Housing
  • Wraparound Assistance

For more information or to register…
Cal Jodi Martino, LCSW at 201-265-8200 x5254
or email

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