Adolescents 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. And most shelters limit a teens shelter stay to 21 days. There are currently no services to provide a continuum of educational and mental health services desperately needed by these teens. Children of the Night WOW can provide those services to teens between and during their stays in shelters, motels or on the streets.
Children of the Night Outreach will travel the US offering case management and educational services to shelter staff and their clients. We will provide Case Management specializing in mental health services including Social Security Benefits and Mental Health Placements, Educational Services including GED/Keyboarding/College Placement/ Life Skills. We will work with teens during their stays in underfunded shelters, when released from detention centers and when they are on the streets.
WOW is a cost effective means of providing resources to Americans teens who are forced to live on the streets and the numbers of children and young people who may be rescued by this collaborative effort is only limited by the amount of financial resources dedicated to this program. Currently Children of the Night places 10% of its residents in college annually. Our pilot program, shelter partners and detention centers tells us that no one is providing a continuum of care for these children.
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