The job market is competitive; however, Job Ready! will help set participants apart from other employment seekers. Participants receive help creating a resume, completing a job application, improving communication skills, understanding work ethic principles, and implementing conflict management methods. The course is completed with a required classroom training and may require an unpaid internship with a local employer. Participants will receive a resume packet containing their resume, certificate of completion, and the internship evaluation.
Healthy Inside & Out is a program to help improve the overall health of young people in poverty. D.O.R.S. Youth Transition Center facilitates their ability to see a doctor, a dentist, and to get their eyes examined and receive glasses. The staff recognize that years of trauma, neglect, and abuse can result in the need for mental health services and offer both individual and group counseling so participants can choose which best fits their needs. Education on healthy nutrition for participants and their young children can help strengthen and promote healthy families.
Homelessness is a monumental challenge that affects every portion of a person’s life. D.O.R.S. Youth Transition Center’s Transitional Housing Program provides participants with detailed assistance and advocacy to help stabilize insecure housing. Throughout the process, staff provide education on budgeting, tenant/landlord relationships, reading and understanding a lease agreement, and help the participant create a plan to resolve past issues as a tenant. As a member of the Northeast Texas Homeless Consortium, D.O.R.S. Youth Transition Center stays aware of the housing trends and needs to be able to guide participants to the best option for their life circumstances.
Whether a young person has a pattern of bad choices or if it’s the first time that a bad decision has resulted in being placed on probation, if a participant is serious and committed to getting out of the criminal justice system once and for all, Operation: Turnaround at D.O.R.S. Youth Transition Center can help. Operation: Turnaround provides an opportunity to receive support, guidance, and encouragement to successfully meet all conditions of probation.
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Foster Program Grant is designed to help young people age 16 to 25 years old that have ever been in foster care achieve self-efficiency with employment. Participants can receive help with job skills education, finding employment, clothing required for certain jobs, and transportation. We serve Anderson, Camp, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Marion, Panola, Rains, Rusk, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood counties
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