Hope for Tomorrow

Giving Hope, Shelter, Guidance, and Confidence to Our Youth

The Hope for Tomorrow Program (SIL) at School of Women equips homeless youth ages 18 through 21 years old with the skills and education necessary to become independent, productive adults. The program’s goal is to help formerly homeless youth develop much-needed independent living skills in a nurturing environment that offers stability, consistency and safety.

 
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Our Youth Served

A Safe Haven

Youth served are ages 18 and older
Must be enrolled in school, college, university, vocational program or trade school.
Must be job-ready or currently employed.
All youth in independent living must be either employed full-time, actively involved in job training or continuing education, or a combination of employment and education and provide documentation of such
The youth must be in compliance with mental health services and/or all medication as prescribed.
Must be a Court Ward assigned through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Program Services Provided

Shelter. Hope. Support

Shelter and basic necessities like food and clothing
Medical and dental care referral
Psychological assessments and mental health services
Counseling
Education assistance
Job aptitude evaluation and career planning services
Life skills training
Recreational opportunities
Assistance locating and leasing apartments
Case management

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Program Commitment

Hope for Tomorrow

The program is committed to serving youth who are approaching the age of emancipation and need additional support to ensure their success upon discharge from their placement setting. While individuals get to observe life skills, typically they do not have the opportunity to practice them independently.


This program gives the participants an opportunity to apply learned life skills, and learn new skills that will set the stage for a more successful transition out of the dependency or delinquency system. To this end the program will provide personal growth and development counseling, service coordination, referral services and support to all youth accepted for services.