The Hope Center at Pullen connects young people aging out of foster care to the critical support and resources they need. Our staff and volunteers help our participants access a variety of housing options, further their education, explore career options and secure employment, build critical 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.
We work with our young people to create a flexible, youth-centered plan that is unique to the individual. Our young people work with us to chart their own life course. 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.”
We are proud to be a member of Fostering Wellness, a regional collaborative funded by GSK. Together with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Dress for Success, SaySo, and LIFE Skills Foundation, we help young people increase their employability, strengthen their support systems, and improve their physical well-being through nutrition and exercise.