Launch Pad House
The LaunchPad Program is designed to give boys that have aged out of foster care a place to live, guidance, support, and love. The first phase of the program provides the boys with a home led by a husband and wife team. The house parents provide guidance, accountability, structure, and support as well as an opportunity to observe a healthy relationship. The boys will live in the house with the parents until they complete the first half of the program. During this stage, they will do things like finish high school or get their GED. Find part-time employment, open a checking account, learn to drive, set some goals and develop a plan of action to achieve those goals. In the second part of the program, The boys will continue on with trade school or college, learn how to manage their money, and begin saving for their own apartment. At this point, the boys will meet with the house parents and their mentor to evaluate their progress and determine whether or not they are ready to move into the next phase of the program.
In Phase two of the program, the boys will live in a more independent living situation. They will live in a house with 3 other boys that have completed the first phase of the LaunchPad program. They will check in regularly with the house parents and mentor and will continue working on reaching their goals. When they finish this part of the program, they will have gained full-time employment, and saved enough money to move into their own place. They will be ready to launch into adulthood.