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PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Zen Zone - Drop In Center

 

A low barrier, safe space for young adults, ages 18-24 who are at risk of and/or currently experiencing homelessness. Young adults can access:

 

  • Showers
  • Meals
  • Laundry Services
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Basic need items and clothing
  • Career readiness, life skills and educational workshops
  • .Housing crisis support through partner organizations
  • Computer lab available for Online school courses, homework, job searching and resume development, art projects, and networking

When is the Zen Zone Drop In Center open?

 

Tuesday - Thursday 11:00 AM -3:00 PM  -- 18-24 years of age (Opportunity Youth)

Tuesday - Thursday 4:00PM -8:00PM - 13-18 years of age (Highschool Students)

 

*Fridays by appointment only*

Please bring a form of ID when visiting ABRC

 

R.I.S.E Emergency Services Fund

 

An emergency services fund reserved for providing youth and young adults immediate respite from the elements using housing vouchers and support with basic needs that can prevent homelessness. If you’re a member of DPC and need to request emergency support, please complete this form:

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Trailblazers Youth Action Board

 

The Youth Action Board is a leadership training and personal development program for youth and young adults, ages 16-24 who have direct experience with homelessness and other adverse societal conditions to advocate for positive systems change. YAB members commit to a year long service learning project where they work collectively on a social impact project to benefit the community. To join the YAB: complete this form:

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Blair M. Smith Memorial Scholarship

 

Blair M. Smith was a compassionate, free spirited young man who loved learning.  He served as the founding president of our Youth Development Leadership Council; providing youth focused and centered insight on the development of our Asset Based Resource Center.  He transitioned in 2017 leaving behind a powerful legacy and a charge to us all to dispel myths around mental challenges and remove barriers to success.

  • This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate academic fortitude and desire to pursue higher education.

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Workforce Development

 

Hire participants in short- and long-term employment with DPC through internships and summer employment training program.

Alumni Program

 

Referrals, coaching and support for participants who have successfully completed milestones, transitioning out of high school, into the workforce, higher education and/or stable housing.

SOAR After-School Program

 

SOAR provides a safe and educational after-school experience

for students in grades 9-12th who are McKinney Vento eligible. Students have the option of participating in optional enrichment clubs and have access to mental health support, showers, washer/dryer, daybeds and lockers.

 

Current Clubs: College Prep, Entrepreneurship, Gaming, Theatre, Yoga. To register for SOAR, complete this form:

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Social Enterprise

 

“iRise Hope Collection” an inspirational apparel line inspired by youth transitioning out of homelessness. Items sold support DPC workforce development program.

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