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.
Within 2 years of leaving the foster care system, 25% of youth will have involvement with the criminal justice system.
Community-Based Mentoring Services
mental health, legal
relapse prevention planning
navigating unplanned pregnancy
housing, transportation, employment
24-hour crisis support
domestic violence safety planning
provision of basic needs: food, clothing, hygiene
independent living skills
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.