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 (National Foster Youth Institute, 2017).
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 (Foster Care Newsletter, 2018).
Within 2 years of leaving the foster care system, 25% of youth will have involvement with the criminal justice system (Juvenile Law Center, 2018).
Resilience Rising partners with state and county departments of human services to provide residential programming for youth survivors.
“We are truly appreciative that Resilience Rising continues to find ways to keep her safe and stay at the table with us. That is true partnership and the mark of a high quality provider."
- County DHS Administrator
"Resilience Rising has the heart and passion for this kind of work, and that is hard to find." - County DHS Caseworker
"Keep doing what you're doing. You worked a miracle on me. I need you all in my life." - 17yo alumna
Opened as a residential childcare facility in 2017 in Colorado, Resilience Rising served nearly 40 survivors. In 2020, Resilience Rising began its relocation to southern California, where it anticipates reopening in 2021.
This relocation was born from the need to enhance the capacity to contain safety, removing youth from pre-existing networks of gang activity, trafficking rings, drug dealers, and toxic family members.
Compassionate, Trained Staff
Resilience Rising employs an all female staff, each trained in a comprehensive curriculum related to various aspects of commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Resilience Rising encourages youth to engage with their community through structured activities monitored by trained staff.
Culture of Diversity
Resilience Rising is a secular program and embraces youth of all religions, cultures, and ethnicities.
Resilience Rising incorporates a variety of therapy modalities including music.
Resilience Rising utilizes community partnerships including Freedom Service Dogs to offer youth an opportunity to engage in cane therapy through their Pawsitive Connection program.
Resilience Rising partners with Rocky Mountain Equine Assisted Psychotherapy LLC to offer our youth an opportunity to heal working with horses.
Resilience Rising recognizes the unique academic needs each youth may hold and works to create an educational plan individualized for each youth.
Share Your Story
Youth are provided with opportunities to share their stories as they progress through their own healing process.
Resilience Rising encourages youth to express themselves and fight against social injustices.