The transition to adulthood is even more challenging for at-risk youth who lack supportive relationships. New Door creates a dynamic community of both peers and adults who support youth and provide increased stability in their lives. Most importantly...it works!
Youth interns are assigned a New Door case manager with whom they regularly meet. Case managers provide personal support in all areas of life including housing, health, education, relationships, and referrals to partner community service providers, as appropriate. Case managers also work with youth to develop goals and obtain future employment or education.
Safe, Youth-Focused Space
New Door offers youth access to the Youth Space, a community center that provides youth with a safe environment in which to congregate and feel at home. Youth can use the computer bank or tutoring rooms, and access an emergency food pantry, which provides healthy snacks and supplies.
Peer Support and Social Networking
New Door youth have opportunities to develop friendships with peers through recreational activities such as baseball games and college tours. This networking component enables youth to form healthy attachments to peers, empowering the support of positive development.
Post-Graduation Involvement and Support
After youth complete their internship program, New Door invites them to remain part of the New Door community; youth are encouraged to, and often do, return for help whenever necessary.