Programs for Adolescents

Connect to Home

Connect to Home provides permanent supportive housing for youth and/or parenting youth ages 18 to 21 who are at risk of homelessness and are currently or were previous involved with the Division of Child Protection & Permanency.  Staff provide youth with support services to enhance life skills, education, employment, community supports, and stability.  

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Strengthening Youth

Strengthening Youth is a free three month long program designed to help at-risk youth from becoming formally involved with the Juvenile Justice System.  Provided to residents of Burlington County under the age of 18, Strengthening Youth gives youth the opportunity to meet weekly with a Youth Counselor to discuss their goals and how to accomplish […]

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Academic and Career Exploration to Success

ACES is an in-home service that aims to support adolescents involved with DCP&P by providing effective transition practices to obtain a high school diploma and engage in post-secondary education, career exploration, vocational training, and other supports and services to assist the youth to secure employment.  Staff assist students in developing academic skills, behaviors and attitudes […]

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Connect to Family and Connect to Wellbeing

The Connect to Family and Connect to Wellbeing program seeks to achieve permanency, social connections, and emotional wellbeing for youth. Robins’ Nest staff will work to establish permanency by creating stable adult relationships, plans for the future, and maintaining contact with meaningful and committed individuals in the youths’ lives.

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Street Dreams

The Street Dreams program works with juvenile probationers and connects them with education and employment opportunities in order to engage them in planning and setting goals for their future. The program includes assistance with resume building, employment seeking and retention, and accessing community resources, budgeting, and housing.

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Lifelong Connections

The Lifelong Connections program helps to establish permanent connections with supportive adults for youth who are aging out of the foster care system. Staff work on identifying supportive adults and connecting them with youth aging out of Division of Child Permanency and Protection supervision. These relationships allow for adolescents and young adults to work towards […]

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On My Own

The On My Own program provides aftercare services to youth who are aging out of the foster care system. Services within this program include training for employment seeking and retention, enabling youth to receive their high school diploma, counseling services on an individual or group basis, and assistance in obtaining independent housing.

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Connect Two

The Connect Two program provides in-home counseling to children and their families who are involved with or at risk of being involved with the Juvenile Justice System. Therapists work with the youth and their families to help the youth set positive goals, improve family functioning and well-being, and provide appropriate linkages with community resources.

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Adolescent Mentoring

The Adolescent Mentoring program links adolescents and young adults that are involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency or Children’s System of Care with mentors who will serve as a positive role model and engage the adolescent in positive activities. The goal of this program is to form lifelong friendships between the youth […]

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Fostering Independence

The Fostering Independence Program provides life skills instruction and case management to youth who are aging out of foster care and involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency. The program provides case management and advocacy and assists adolescents and young adults during their transition from foster care to independent living. This is an […]

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