Lutheran Social Service - Youth & Family Services
Life Skills Education
LINK Program for Youth
1610 14th St NW, Ste 300, Rochester, MN, 55901
Distance: 249 Miles
Offers training to help with a transition to independent living or to be more effective in an independent living situation
Education focuses on learning how to effectively handle day to day responsibilities.
Oh No Eighteen! offers independent living skills group training and individual transition planning and services in the Duluth and Iron Range area, with a strong focus on personal growth, adventure based learning, and team building skills.
The program provides:
* Independent Living Skills (ILS) Group Training
* Transition Planning
* Leadership and Community Development
Life Skills Group (Rochester) is a free independent living skills program offered to youth ages 16-21. This twelve week course will help you learn some of the skills you will need to live on your own.
Topics covered include:
* Money management
* Community resources
* Family planning
* Meal planning and cooking
* Cultural diversity
* Recreation and leisure
* Time management
* Education and vocation
* Relationships and self-esteem
Red Path provides independent living skills, transition planning and case management to help youth in the Brainerd area transition to living on their own.
Youth meet weekly to discuss topics such as:
* Budgeting and finance
* Juvenile justice
* Healthy relationships
* First impressions
* Renters education
* Sexual health
* Transition planning
Leadership and Community Development
Seeking Experiences with Attitudes, Relationships, Community and Home (SEARCH), located in Willmar, provides guidance and support to youth ages 16-22 who have been in out-of-home placement (such as foster care, group homes, juvenile justice placements or change of custody) and are preparing to find their own living situation. This experiential independent living skills group includes a strong focus on adventure-based learning, leadership and team building skills. It includes retreats and field trips as well as individual transitional and independent living plans for youth who are in or have aged out of out-of-home placement care.
About This Location
Life Skills Education: Group
Oh No Eighteen! is a free program offered to youth ages 16 - 21 who are currently in or have aged out of care. This program is available for youth who have been in care during their teen years for at least 30 days, including foster care, residential treatment programs, group homes, and other types of residential care services.
Life Skills Group: Youth may sign up "on their own" and referrals are accepted by case workers, parole officers, therapists, teachers etc. All necessary paperwork must be complete and signed before attending group.
For more information, call or text (507) 2316-8273.
On My Own (OMO): Independent living skills programs serve young people that are 16 - 21 years of age.
Red Path is a free Independent Living Skills (ILS) program offered to youth ages 16-21 who are currently in or have aged out of care, including foster care, residential treatment, group homes, and other types of residential care services.
Referrals are also accepted by case workers, probation officers, therapists, teachers, and other caring adults. While referrals are encouraged, youth participation is completely voluntary.
Olmsted, Dodge, Fillmore, Wabasha Counties
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- Lutheran Social Service - Brainerd 716 E St NE, Brainerd, MN, 56401-2857
- Lutheran Social Service - Duluth Call for location, MN
- Lutheran Social Service - Willmar 1601 Highway 12 E, Ste 6, Willmar, MN, 56201-5817
- REACH Youth Drop-In Center 125 E Liberty St, Mankato, MN, 56001-3857
Other Services or resources
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PH-6200.4600Life Skills Education Definition
Programs that offer training which focuses on the knowledge and skills an individual may need to live independently or make a successful transition to independent living. Participants may include runaway youth who are living on their own, youth who because of age can no longer be maintained in foster care, new widows, victims of domestic abuse, people who have previously been homeless, and others who have lived in an environment in which decision making and responsibilities of daily living have been handled by another as well as people currently living independently who want to be more effective. Training may address job search and retention, money management, insurance, taxes, rental agreements, vehicle purchase, nutrition, home management, health care, legal emancipation for teens and other similar topics.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
Individuals who are age 13 to 17.
YJ-0500.0500At Risk Youth Definition
Youth who, because of their economic, environmental or family situation, a health problem or disability or past behavior, are considered more likely than others to be affected by or become involved in child abuse or neglect, substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, gang behavior, adolescent pregnancy, truancy, unemployment and other problems which threaten their health, safety and/or personal development.
YV-0400At Risk for Homelessness Definition
Individuals or families who are at risk for becoming homeless because they are unable to make their rent or mortgage payment and face eviction or foreclosure or who have already lost their permanent residence and are "doubled up", i.e., are staying temporarily with friends or relatives.