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JEM Transition Program

The JEMfriends Transition Program accomplishes our mission to provide stability and freedom for aging-out youth. It includes:

Our Transition Program meets the basic needs of JEMyouth, and it equips them for success.  According to our youth, housing and community are by far their top two needs.  Therefore, our program begins by providing safe and stable housing, because we cannot ask our youth to think about their futures, their education, or a job when they are hungry and do not have a place to call home.  Once they have housing, we provide the youth a community of individuals like you who step up to make a difference by investing in their lives.  This community consists of friendships formed with JEMfriends staff, volunteers, mentors, and roommates – each of whom support the youth as they accomplish their individual Transition Program Plans.

As our youth form a healthy community of support, they also grow and learn by taking life skills classes provided by JEMfriends and by continuing their education.  Finally, we provide transportation for our youth, in the form of bus passes and help to buy bikes and vehicles, so that they can work toward obtaining and keeping a job.  The goal of the JEMfriends Transition Program is to support and equip our youth, so that they can each grow into a thriving, responsible adulthood.

Learn more about how we support aging-out youth in our Transition Program by clicking on the highlighted bullets above to read about each part of the program individually.