The Children’s Village is pleased to announce that its merger with Inwood House, a 186-year-old New York City charity specializing in pregnant and parenting teens and pregnancy prevention, was finalized December 31, 2016. “We are delighted to welcome the Inwood House staff and programs into the CV family,” said Jeremy More Info
Life’s Bridges Supportive Housing
A Safe Home to Learn Independence
To ensure that we are meeting the needs of youth with no other resources at their disposal, each youth is screened to determine if there is a possibility of a return home or into an alternate living arrangement with a relative. Youth are also screened to ensure that they are appropriate candidates for the program according to the criteria:
- The youth is 16-21 years old
- is willing to refrain from use of alcohol and drugs
- is able to accept and understand house rules and guidelines
- can benefit from a supportive environment without constant supervision
- will participate in case planning with staff
- does not appear to be a danger to himself or others
Young people in the supervised living apartments receive life-skills training; health education and care; HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and counseling; substance abuse counseling and treatment; and educational, psychological, and vocational counseling. With counselors, youth work on short-term and long-term planning to help them advance their educations in meaningful ways. The youth are provided with employment readiness, conflict resolution, and social skills workshops. Participating youth receive transportation for employment, education, and medical and counseling appointments.
Apply for Life’s Bridges Housing
The Life’s Bridges application is available for printing or submission via email. To submit via email, save the file to your computer, add your personal information, save again, and then email it to Vincent Madera at VMadera@childrensvillage.org.