Children of the Night With Out Walls - WOW!

 
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Jun 30, 2014

Children of the Night Without Walls

                                       2014 Report on Children of the Night With Out Walls Services


                               From 1/1/14 to 5/26/14, we provided 1,579 services to 248 clients in 21 states


                                        184 were GED students and 64 received case management

In 2011, Dr. Lois Lee created “Children of the Night With Out Walls” (WOW) and partnered with the National Runaway Switchboard who fields over 100,000 calls from youth and their families each year.


Children of the Night WOW offers young people in shelters, drop in centers and outreach programs throughout America on-line GED assessments and GED tutoring, funding for GED testing, sophisticated mental health services including application for financial assistance from the Social Security Administration, and professional volunteers such as lawyers, psychiatrists, physicians and dentists.


Youth living in shelters across America are not receiving the educational services or mental health services required to permanently remove them from life on the streets. Most youth shelters are funded by the federal government and limit a young person’s shelter stay to 21 days.


Our shelter partners and detention centers report that no one is providing a continuum of care for youth when they leave detention centers and foster homes. The countless children living in shelters, motels or on the streets are without services or opportunities to escape the streets. WOW is the first program taking comprehensive educational and mental health services to the streets of our cities.


WOW is a cost effective means of providing resources to America’s young people who are forced to live on the streets and WOW will leave a permanent and indelible mark on the standard of care for adolescents who are forced to live outside of their natural homes.

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Apr 10, 2014

Children of the Night With Out Walls

Madeline - Tutoring Online
Madeline - Tutoring Online

The Children of the Night WOW educational program provides free, comprehensive online GED services including GED test registration, payment of test fees, support documents required to test and transportation to GED test sites throughout America. Once the student is ready to test for the GED, we make it as easy as possible for students to walk in and take the test.

Each student is given an online assessment to determine which subjects need work, and which he or she is already prepared to take. Tutoring is provided one-on-one through an online classroom. WOW staff helps students get access to a computer at the local public libraries, internet cafes, drop in centers, or Goodwill Industry.

As part of our comprehensive GED Program, we find the student's local GED test center and help the student and/or caseworker obtain all the necessary documents to register for the test. We can also provide transportation to the test center, and payment of the test fees. We work directly with test centers to make it as easy as possible for students to simply walk in and take the GED.

Our 24/7 nationwide toll free hotline provides ongoing case management for survival needs such as food, shelter and crisis intervention to ensure the student is able to complete their GED course. From start to finish, Children of the Night WOW is ready, willing and able to provide life changing services to permanently remove young people from "life on the street."

Our goal is to accompany a person forced to live on the streets through all barriers to the mainstream of society. We are committed to helping anyone on the street obtain an education enabling them to enter the military, obtain civil service jobs and attend educational institutions of higher learning. We want to provide real opportunities which will permanently remove people from the streets of our nation.

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Jan 6, 2014

Children of the Night With Out Walls December 2013

Children of the Night Director of Online Education
Children of the Night Director of Online Education

In 2011, Dr. Lois Lee created “Children of the Night With Out Walls” (WOW) and partnered 
with the National Runaway Switchboard who fields over 100,000 calls from youth and their 
families each year. 


Children of the Night WOW offers young people in shelters, drop in centers and outreach 
programs throughout America on-line GED assessments and GED tutoring, funding for GED 
testing, sophisticated mental health services including application for financial assistance from 
the Social Security Administration, and professional volunteers such as lawyers, psychiatrists, 
physicians and dentists.


Youth living in shelters across America are not receiving the educational services or mental 
health services required to permanently remove them from life on the streets. Most youth 
shelters are funded by the federal government and limit a young person’s shelter stay to 21 
days. 


Our shelter partners and detention centers report that no one is providing a continuum of care 
for youth when they leave detention centers and foster homes. The countless children living in 
shelters, motels or on the streets are without services or opportunities to escape the streets. 
WOW is the first program taking comprehensive educational and mental health services to the 
streets of our cities. 


WOW is a cost effective means of providing resources to America’s young people who are 
forced to live on the streets and WOW will leave a permanent and indelible mark on the
standard of care for adolescents who are forced to live outside of their natural homes.

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Nov 19, 2013

Children of the Night With Out Walls (WOW) 11/2013

From January 1, 2013 to November 4, 2013, we helped 266 young people in 27 different states.  We
provided 128 youth with EDU assessment and 2055 online tutoring sessions for the GED.  We provided 337 case management services.  We obtained social security benefits for 2 client and have pending applications for 11
other clients.  We provided 73 support services to assist people in obtaining either their GED or Social Security benefits.

In 2011, Dr. Lois Lee created “Children of the Night With Out Walls(WOW) and partnered with the National Runaway Switchboard who fields over 100,000 calls from youth and their families each year. 

Children of the Night WOW offers young people in shelters,
drop in centers and outreach programs throughout America on-line GED
assessments and GED tutoring, funding for GED testing, sophisticated mental
health services including application for financial assistance from the Social
Security Administration, and professional volunteers such as lawyers, psychiatrists,
physicians and dentists.

Youth living in shelters across America are not receiving the educational
services or mental health services required to permanently remove them from
life on the streets.  Most youth shelters are funded by the federal
government and limit a young person’s shelter stay to 21 days. 

Our shelter partners and detention centers report that no one is providing a
continuum of care for youth when they leave detention centers and foster
homes.  The countless children living in shelters, motels or on the
streets are without services or opportunities to escape the
streets.   WOW is the first program taking
comprehensive educational and mental health services to the streets of our
cities.  

WOW is a cost effective means of providing resources to
America’s young people who are forced to live on the streets and WOW will
leave a permanent and indelible mark on the standard of care for adolescents
who are forced to live outside of their natural homes



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Aug 19, 2013

Children of the Night WOW Progress Report 8-14-13

Children of the Night WOW offers young people in shelters, drop in centers and outreach programs throughout America on-line GED assessments and GED tutoring, funding for GED testing, sophisticated mental health services including application for financial assistance from the Social Security Administration, and professional volunteers such as lawyers, psychiatrists, physicians and dentists.

From January 1, 2013 to August 12, 2013, we helped 166 young people in 24 different states.  We provided 68 youth with EDU assessment and 1153 online tutoring sessions for the GED.  We provided 235 case management services.  We obtained social security benefits for 1 client and have pending applications for 8 other clients

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L Lee

Van Nuys, CA United States

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