Alumnae Mentoring

In 2020, Resilience Rising launched its alumnae mentoring program for youth exiting the residential program. Research shows that having one trusted adult improves the outcomes for youth in and aging out of the foster care system. Resilience Rising's mentoring program aims to maintain established rapport between youth and trusted adults, enhance youth capacity for independent living skills, and ultimately reduce statistical outcomes of aging out, namely school drop out rates and recidivism of homelessness and incarceration.

Homelessness 

20% of children instantly become homeless when they age out of the foster care system at age 18.

Dropout Rates

An estimated 30-50% of children in the foster care system age out without completing high school. Less than 3% go on to graduate from college.

Incarceration

Within 2 years of leaving the foster care system, 25% of youth will have involvement with the criminal justice system.

Community-Based Mentoring Services

academic tutoring; 

school supplies

& laptops 

referrals: medical,

substance abuse,

mental health, legal

relapse prevention planning

navigating unplanned pregnancy

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case management:

housing, transportation, employment

24-hour crisis support

domestic violence safety planning

provision of basic needs: food, clothing, hygiene

enhancement of

independent living skills

parenting support,

baby supplies

celebration of milestones

emergency financial assistance

support navigating systems

Become a Monthly Sponsor

Monthly sponsorship of our mentoring program allows us to offer pro bono mentoring support to young survivors.

Shop Our Wishlist

Support our mentees by purchasing specific items related to basic needs, school supplies, and special celebrations.

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101 S Topanga Canyon Blvd, PO Box 805, Topanga, CA 90290-9998

(310) 488-8195

 
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call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.