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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.


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.


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

parenting support,

baby supplies


celebration of milestones & holidays

emergency financial assistance

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

support navigating systems

Become a Monthly Sponsor

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

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

Academic Scholarships

Education is an invaluable tool for breaking cycles of poverty and empowering women with options outside of sexual exploitation.

Resilience Rising provides financial scholarships to survivors, eliminating cost as a prohibitive barrier to pursuing higher education.


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

(310) 488-8195

To report concerns or seek help for a potential trafficking situation,
call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

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