:: Patchwork ::
Youth and parents are welcome to call or stop by Patchwork anytime for advice or referrals to other services in the community.
Patchwork is located at 1583 Lee Street in the East End about a block from the Kanawha County Board of Education. Last year Patchwork served about 200 youth.
:: Turning Point ::
Turning Point's focus is on youth who are aging out of the state's child welfare system.
Turning Point residents leave the program to go to college, the military, independent living, or return to a family setting. Last year Turning Point served 40 youth.
New Connections has five on-site apartments which it rents to youth who are working and going to school. Residents maintain their own apartments, buy groceries, prepare their own meals, and manage their own money. New Connections staff provides help in setting up the apartment, support, and twenty-four hour a day supervision.
When the resident is ready to move into his or her own apartment in the community, New Connections staff helps in finding and setting up an appropriate apartment.
New Connections is located at 1592 Washington Street East, Suite 2 on the East End, about two and a half blocks from the State Capitol, right next to the dog park.
:: New Connections :: Education ::
New Connections offers an Education lab for youth ages 16-21 who are interested in studying for their GED. The lab is open from 8:00 - 4:00 Monday through Thursday with a full time educator who works with students individually as well as collectively. A life skills / job skills counselor is available for help with resume writing, interviewing skills, transportation, career awareness activities, and job availability information. A case manager assists students with other areas such as parenting issues, information and referral, housing problems, health issues, etc.
Special Support Groups include "Fresh Start", a substance abuse program and Life Skills.
New Connections also provides food, clothing, case management, and crisis counseling to residents and students.
New Connections is located at 1592 Washington Street East, Suite 2 on the East End about two and half blocks from the State Capitol, right next to the dog park. Last year New Connections programs served about 100 youth.