Our Friends Place is furthering its mission of empowering young women to break the generational cycles of abuse, neglect, homelessness and poverty by providing a new non-residential outreach program in the community called S.O.A.R. The S.O.A.R. program, Self-sufficient, Open-minded, Adventurous and Resilient, provides life skill lessons through modules specifically designed to discuss foundational resources. Outreach programs are currently in two Dallas ISD high schools, Richland College and the Boys & Girls Club of Dallas.
The Modules include:
- Exploring Self
- Future Story
Case management is encouraged during module lessons and upon completion of the program. Expected outcomes for the participants of the program are as follows:
- Progress educationally
- Increase job related skills
- Increase employment history
- Increase housing stability
- Increase financial literacy
- Increase competencies needed to meet long-term goals
For more information on S.O.A.R. contact Melanie Jones Meijering.