Holistic Youth Support

How we help our youth:

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Safe Housing

Starting Right, Now youth live in our long-term housing facility which provides resources for food, water, hygiene, rest, and safety, as well as opportunities to model life skills.

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Social Services and Healthcare Access

Starting Right, Now youth are guided through enrollment for Food Stamps and Medicaid. SRN helps youth manage preventative healthcare, including mental health, and provides transportation to appointments.

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Academic Support

Starting Right, Now monitors academic progress, including arranging tutoring and credit recovery, to help youth complete high school. SRN helps youth plan for and advance to a post-secondary education goal (vocational training, college, or military).

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Support Systems

Each youth is matched with a personal one-on-one mentor – community volunteers. Mentors and Starting Right, Now staff collectively serve as an advocate and consistent support.

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Financial Stability

Starting Right, Now helps youths secure employment, open a bank account, and plan a budget while in high school. SRN youth receive financial literacy education, including real-life practice managing their own finances and beginning to build savings.

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Self-Esteem Building

Youth attend Starting Right, Now’s trauma-informed after-school curriculum which instills prosocial and essential life skills. SRN fosters opportunities for positive peer interactions and community-building.

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Starting Right, Now raises awareness and educates the community about the prevalence of unaccompanied homeless youth and their plight. SRN has assisted in changing ten laws in Florida to protect unaccompanied youth statewide. 

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Donate now or help homeless youth in your community to stop the cycle.

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