Young Lives Redeemed has successfully developed a broad network of collaborative relationships with service providers among multiple disciplines within the private and public sectors. These providers are represented by local and nationwide inpatient therapeutic treatment facilities, outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment clinics, independent mental health professionals, structured sober living homes, educators, employers and programs for job training and transitional living. These programs are offered to Young Lives Redeemed for the benefit of our clients at a significantly reduced cost. Together, these providers and Young Lives Redeemed offer an integrated, comprehensive array of services which allow us the opportunity to take our clients from homelessness to stability and self-sufficiency.
Within days of, if not the same day that, a transitional age emancipated foster youth signals a readiness to turn his/her life around, Young Lives Redeemed will have placed the youth in a private, proven successful therapeutic treatment center, where he/she can get the treatment necessary to heal from the unresolved childhood trauma. This is the first step of the Young Lives Redeemed Wellness Program and begins the journey toward becoming a permanent, productive member of society.
Young Lives Redeemed is committed to never turning anyone away. If a potential client is not a fit for our Wellness Program, linkages are provided to community agencies that may be able to meet their needs. Support is offered to these youth, including walking them through the referral process, attending the initial appointment, and providing wraparound services to cover any gaps post referral.
Young Lives Redeemed's integrated and long-term approach is one of seeing the youth through to successful transition into independent living. Our commitment to the youth does not end at admission into, or discharge from, treatment. Young Lives Redeemed monitors the youth's progress in treatment, and reintegration into society, connecting the youth to applicable resources along the way.
Our goal is to stem the tide of the thousands of emancipated foster youth who each year needlessly fall through society’s cracks due to mental illness and addiction, and lack of access to treatment. By facilitating dual diagnosis treatment, we can stabilize the lives of these youth so that they can go on to achieve healthy relationships, college educations and self-sustaining employment, thereby avoiding their current plight of homelessness, incarceration and institutionalization.