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Admission Criteria

Reaching Clarity, Independent Living Program (ILP), partner with youth in State custody who are at least 18-21 years old. We provide affordable, safe and stable housing. Youth must be willing to develop life skills, vocational skills, create an educational plan or alternative, and work part-time. Our ILP program promotes self-sufficiency by empowering young adults to learn responsibility for their housing and assisting youth with establishing positive community connections.

Youth Development

Youth will develop necessary life tools through coaching, emotional support, and guidance provided by staff and trained personnel. The program goal is to develop life skills, financial literacy, education and career development, leadership, and build positive self-esteem that will enable youth to make the transition from foster care to independence. The ILP program is idea for youth who are responsible, goal-oriented, self-motivated and determined to create their own pathway to success. 

24-Hour Support

Reaching Clarity staff is accessible 24-hours a day. We provide 24-hour support to all program residents. ILP participants are paired with a Life Coach that will educate the youths on how to maintain daily living and coping skills; support and guide youth in obtaining educational, vocational and employment opportunities; assist youth in obtaining medical services and securing mental health services as needed.

"Helping youth has always been my passion, therefore, I turned it into my mission.

Benefits & Services

Housing

We provide youth with safe and stable housing. The program participants will live in a furnished efficiency apartment and will complete skills of daily living as supervised by program staff. Our placements are conveniently accessible by public transportation (MARTA).

Education

Youth will develop and work toward an educational plan including a plan for higher education. Youth are required to successfully complete high school or GED. We assist participants with applying to college and vocational trade programs.

Life Skills

We work with youth to develop the necessary life skills to become self-sufficient adults. Daily life skills include maintaining household, grocery shopping, health, housekeeping, cooking and meal prep, money management, community engagement, and transportation.

Employment

We collaborate with growing businesses in the community such as J&R Ross Agency and WorkSource Georgia to help enhance youth’s vocational skills and work experience. Youth are required to work a minimum of 25-hours a week, if not enrolled in school full-time.