Bright Future Ahead

Bright Future Ahead

Dora came into care after a total breakdown in her relationship with her mother. Her mother signed the consents for her to be in our care and refused to participate in anything that had to do with her daughter, including keeping in contact. The Runaway & Homeless Youth Program staff helped her get services, arranged for counseling, set up appointments with the Health Department, and made sure she got a bus pass to get to and from work. They helped her make a plan to get an apartment. She learned what to look for in a lease and how to create a budget, so she would be confident when the time came to start looking for her own apartment to live in. The Runaway & Homeless Youth team also helped her being to gather the things she would need to furnish and live in the apartment.

Dora is absolutely thriving in her host home. She has made huge steps in the right direction and we are so proud of her. Dora has since transferred to the Transitional Living Program, where she will learn even more about how to become a fully-independent and self-sufficient adult.

If you know of a young person who has runaway from home, thinking about running away, or homeless, please let them know that Listening Ear can help them.

Do you want to be the person who can change a teens whole world? Talk to us about becoming a host home. There are many different options available with varying commitment levels. To learn more, call us at (989)772-2918 or email us at [email protected]

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