Ohana’s independent living program is designed to improve the transition into adulthood for teens exiting foster care. Ohana operates The Anchor House, which is home to girls who have aged out of foster care, once they have turned 18, with two residential director’s living in the home. Each youth is given opportunities to build skills based on their individual needs and ultimately to live independently. Ohana provides them with weekly coursework to teach them a multitude of skills, weekly family night, mentorship, quarterly outings, case management, and a graduation gift once they have completed the program.
As a part of their coursework within the program, each youth will learn daily living skills, budgeting, nutrition, home locating & living, employment & career planning, educational development, transportation, healthy boundaries & relationships, goal planning, and experience social outings to help build community.
Every month the youth in our program meet one on one with the Youth in Transition Coordinator to ensure their individualized case plan is on track and milestones are being met. In order to reach the end goal of successfully moving out on their own into the community and maintaining stability.