INDEPENDENT OPTIONS PROGRAM
It’s not easy starting out on your own. There are many things to think about and so many new responsibilities; finding a place to live, shopping for food, preparing meals, getting a job and/or going to school, not to mention being a teenager and doing it on your own.
Marymound’s Independent Options Program is designed to help teens (ages 16 – 21) who are currently receiving services provided by Child and Family Services and need assistance to transition to independent living. Skilled and trained Marymound staff support each youth in a flexible and individually tailored program.
A youth living in their current placement receives assistance from an Independent Living Transition Facilitator in finding an apartment, budgeting, registering for school/finding employment, and other necessary skills. The Facilitator maintains regular contact and support.
Full Independence is the Ultimate Goal
Through a foundation of relationship and advocacy, we are able to connect youth to workshops, community events, career exploration and life skills training. We ensure there are many ‘hands-on’ opportunities to provide the youth with the skills they need to live independently.
Youth in the Independent Options Program can call our After Hours Support Line for advice and assistance with urgent concerns. A staff member is always available to help.
Extended Marymound Programming
All youth in the program have access to Marymound’s extended programming which includes: cultural, psychiatric consultation, psycho-educational, and healthy living activities.
Find out more about the Independent Options Program or these additional programs by emailing or phoning 204-944-7404.
Young Parents Program
Marymound also offers the Young Parents Program that provides a helping hand, advice and guidance, and support to young moms.