SOH’s model for services incorporates Trauma-Informed Care, Positive Youth Development and Youth of Color Achievement practices by creating a caring and welcoming community with wraparound resources that embrace and instill hope in youth by building and fostering trusting long-term relationships.
Foster Hope – Foster Hope is an education and housing stabilization program designed to meet the cultural, emotional, emergency, and mental needs of youth. Young adults receive life coaching and mentoring in the areas of financial literacy, communication, nutrition and health, education, emergency motel/hotel voucher, and independent living. They can access mail, free Wi-Fi, computers, emergency services, financial assistance, housing referrals, service referrals, and employment and education opportunities.
Hope Refuge – Hope Refuge provides transitional independent living to homeless transitional age youth up to 24 months. They are housed in a shared living environment, in which they share a room that is equipped with a bed and area for storing clothing and personal items. We teach them to prepare their own meals and upkeep of their space. To help them transition to independence, we focus on education attainment by connecting and enrolling them in GED programs, college, or vocational programs as a requirement of housing. Other support services include life skills training, leadership development, financial literacy, employment preparation and placement, and community-building.
College I Can -College I Can provides college preparation, access, and retention service through its College I Can Academies, digital literacy training, and drop-in services. Youth receive scholarships, financial aid counseling, housing assistance, academic counseling, mentoring, and tutoring.