At the Hope Center at Pullen, we connect young people aging out of foster care to the critical support and resources they need to thrive as adults. Our staff and volunteers help young people access housing and education, find employment, build life skills, and take care of their mental and physical health. We also assist each of them in building a personal, comprehensive network of community support.
Our intensive and unique one-on-one coaching model focuses on creating a flexible, youth centered plan that is both holistic and individualized. This plan engages each young person in setting his or her own life course while also providing wraparound services. As one young person said, “This is the first time in my life someone has ever asked me what I want to do with my life. I feel supported and heard. I feel like I can do it and reach my dreams.”
In the past year we have gone from serving 33 young people to almost 100! You might be surprised that our operating budget did not increase accordingly. Wonder why? It’s simple—we partner with amazing agencies in the community to provide the best and most comprehensive support available. When we all work together, we improve not only the quality of services but also the efficiency.