Safe Harbor’s STRIVE Transitional Living Services provides needed supports for youth who are most at-risk to experience violence, trafficking, unemployment, homelessness, incomplete education, and poverty. Services are designed to help young people make a successful transition to self-sufficient living while providing a safe living environment.

STRIVE Transitional Living Services are made up of three interconnected programs: STRIVE Transitional Living Program (TLP), STRIVE Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF), and STRIVE Rapid Re-housing (RRH) in order to give youth the support they are lacking and a chance to accomplish their own goals.

Each program has differences in enrollment criteria and the provision of housing, but the following services are standard across STRIVE:

+ Case Management (Including advocacy, information, and referrals)
+ Daily Life Skills
+ Financial Literacy
+ Employment Support
+ Educational Support & Tutoring

+ Health & Wellness Support
+ Housing Support (advising)
+ Occasional Transportation
+ Mentoring
+ Connections to Counseling & Mental Health

STRIVE Transitional Living Program

Our TLP provides services to young women ages 17-22 who are either in the care of the Division of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) or who have become homeless. TLP assists female clients for 18 months to develop skills leading to self-sufficiency and independence, while providing a safe living environment. Youth reside in a group home or apartment setting where all basic needs are met including transportation for work, school, and health purposes. Our welcoming group home has seven beds, and provides the supportive services listed above. Participation in services is a requirement for residents. Building self-sufficiency and permanent connections is key becoming productive members of the community and fulfilling one’s goals.

Application and Referral: Youth self-refer by filling out an application and submitting it. Those in the care of DFCS will also have their caseworker submit a Universal Application. Applicants are then selected for an interview with the STRIVE team.

STRIVE Promoting Safe and Stable Families

Our PSSF services, contracted by the Division of Family and Children Services, are intended to support youth ages 17-21 in their transition out of foster care to live independently. This is a non-residential program targeting those at high risk of homelessness without supportive intervention. Participating youth may reside with a foster family, a group home, or any other placement type within the region or may be already living on their own.

Application and Referral: Official referrals are made by the county DFCS Caseworker assigned to the youth; however, informal recommendations can be made by any interested party.

STRIVE Rapid Re-housing

The STRIVE RRH program offers housing support in the form of advisement, short-term rental assistance, and one-time utility deposit to 18 to 24-year-old individuals (parenting or not) or families (couple with or without children – no adults may be over 24) who have been verified as homeless by HUD definition. This program services youth in both the Glynn and Camden areas. The HMIS system works to prioritize housing for the youth with the most need. All other STRIVE services are offered to RRH participants.

Application and Referral: Official referrals are made through the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). An intake can be scheduled with the Safe Harbor Outreach Team at 912-289-9741.

Program Details: STRIVE Transitional Living

Tens of thousands of young people experience homelessness each year. On the streets, they face serious dangers. Young people often resort to sex work to make money for food; and many turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to deal with the trauma or abuse they have experienced at home.