These programs and workshops provide youth with skills and tools needed to successfully make the transition to living alone. Participants learn how to budget money, shop, cook, deal with landlords, fill out a job application and much more.
The Essential Skills Program is a series of lively interactive workshops where participants learn practical skills, and tools that help them make healthy choices, build good relationships, plan for the future and live independently. Local community leaders and resource people lead the workshops, answer questions and provide hands on experience.
The Link provides youth who have aged out of foster care, as well as any past participants of Aunt Leah’s Programs, with a caring support worker who can help them look for employment and find educational opportunities as well as learn practical skills such as budgeting and meal planning. We also assist with finding safe and affordable housing, even in emergency situations.