Pressley Ridge offers YVLifeSet™, a program that helps young people leaving state care become independent adults.
The Gift of a Good Start
Sometimes the first steps are the most critical. At the edge of adulthood, choices about education, employment, relationships and health can be overwhelming. YVLifeSet™ is a proven method for helping new adults get it right. Begun by Youth Villages in 1999, YVLifeSet has given more than 11,000 young people the support they need to realize their own amazing potential.
The YVLifeSet program is based on our belief in the potential of every young person to become an incredible adult.
How does YVLifeSet work?
YVLifeSet works both with and for you. Participation in the program is voluntary and free for young people. What you get from the program depends on you.
- The organization matches you with a YVLifeSet specialist.
- A YVLifeSet specialist is available to you 24/7 by phone and can provide face-to-face support as needed.
- Your YVLifeSet specialist works with you to help you identify and accomplish your goals.
- You and your specialist meet once a week wherever it’s convenient for you – or even more often if you need extra support.
- Most young people are in the YVLifeSet program for about seven to nine months, but it’s based on your needs.
How can YVLifeSet help me?
YVLifeSet specialists are here to give you the support you need to reach your goals. Typically, young adults ask us to help them:
- Obtain a high school diploma or GED
- Find, apply and enroll in college or a job training program
- Learn parenting skills
- Obtain a Social Security card, driver’s license/permit or birth certificate
- Find and maintain employment
- Establish support network
- Find and maintain affordable and stable housing
- Access community resources
- Resolve family or relationship conflict; form healthy relationships or reconnect with family
- Write a resume and learn skills to get a job
- Obtain or continue health care coverage and medication
- Learn budgeting and responsible use of banking and credit services
- Learn time management and scheduling skills
- Attend court dates and assist with basic legal matters
For more information, please contact Central Admissions.