Youth Resiliency Services

Youth Resiliency Services provides, housing, shelter and programming with youth who are hurting, displaced or forgotten.

  • Next Step is a program with two resident locations for young adults.
    • Youth shelter provides shelter care for youth, ages 12-17, who are without a home or a stable living environment. Residents may be runaway youth or children placed by the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
    • Semi-independent living serves youth, ages 16-21, who will be exiting the foster care system. Its emphasis is preparation for living independently. Life skills—budgeting, cleaning, cooking, relationship building, conflict management—are at the heart of the program.

 Learn more about the program through out Youth Resiliency Services brochure.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PLAN

Members of the community are encouraged to communicate directly with the staff on duty at the shelter about any concerns or questions they may have, but especially in situations that need immediate attention at the shelter location. Community members should call the shelter at 216-658-4625.

In addition to calling the shelter directly, residents are encouraged to email Interim Director of Youth Residential Services Lisa Smith.