Children of the Night With Out Walls - WOW!

by Children of the Night
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Summary

Children of the Night WOW educational program provides free, comprehensive online high school equivalency services including free assessments, tutoring test registration, test fees, support documents, and transportation to test sites throughout America. WOW staff helps students get access to a computer at the local public libraries, internet cafes, drop in centers, or Goodwill Industry. Our 24/7 nationwide toll free hotline provides case management for food, shelter and crisis intervention.
$203,500
total goal
$193,879
remaining
78
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

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.

Solution

Children of the Night WOW educational program provides free, comprehensive online high school equivalency services including free assessments, tutoring, test registration, fees, support documents, and transportation to test throughout America. WOW staff helps students get access to a computer at the local public libraries, internet cafes, drop in centers, or Goodwill Industry. Our 24/7 nationwide toll free hotline provides case management for food, shelter and crisis intervention.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.childrenofthenight.org
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Organization Information

Children of the Night

Location: Van Nuys, Ca - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.childrenofthenight.org
Project Leader:
L Lee
Van Nuys, CA United States

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