TRANSITIONAL HOUSING - B:E offers two housing models: 1) a community housing model tailored to youth who benefit from onsite services and peer support in order to better effect sustainability for at-risk youth; and 2) a host housing model that fosters permanency/ connectivity by promoting sustained relationships with youth and their host family.
EDUCATION - B:E actively supports youth to complete high school, secure their diploma, or obtain a GED and actively supports youth on multiple post-secondary educational pathways, including community college, vocational, four-year degree and career and technical programs. We can help youth access financial aid and other resources they need to pursue their educational goals.
EMPLOYMENT - B:E partners with community based businesses and professionals to offer job training and work opportunities for youth, providing them with incremental opportunities to work toward sustaining livable wage employment. Additionally, we provide resume review, job search assistance, and connections to job training programs throughout Alameda County.
EMANCIPATION SUPPORT - B:E offers support to youth as they begin planning their transition out of foster care. We partner with the Alameda County Social Services Agency to improve services to youth still in care to help smooth the transition out of the county's child welfare system.
CASE MANAGEMENT - B:E provides wrap around support on an individual basis to help identify and work toward youth goals and implementing a substantiated plan with incremental steps toward achieving those goals.
INFORMATION AND REFERRAL - B:E partners with programs and agencies to help connect youth to basic resources such as food, shelter, and public services. We also publish a resource guide for transition aged youth that is updated twice a year.
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