Elizabeth girl applaud successes by Community Access Unlimited
February 17, 2015 - Kindle Unlimited
After Yawina Cirene left a bad conditions during home she was vital with her brother’s crony before being referred to Community Access Unlimited in Elizabeth in 2011. Today she lives in a CAU residential skill and is a sophomore during Rider University majoring in business administration with an eye toward entering supply sequence management.
This past Wednesday Cirene and 25 other youths in CAU’s Transitional Opportunities Program (TOP) remarkable one or some-more years in a module during an annual eventuality hold to applaud their success. TOP provides a accumulation of residential services to at-risk girl aged 13-21. Members accept eccentric vital and transitory vital services and life skills training until they are means to live independently. TOP counselors beam members while also holding them accountable to work toward certain ongoing goals.
“It’s formidable for some of a kids in a child gratification complement to stay in a program, so we applaud them progressing chain a year or more,” pronounced Tana Owens, executive of residential services during CAU. “Sometimes since of a hurdles in their life, they have problem progressing chain for one year. At CAU, we understand.”
Owens pronounced that bargain includes listening to a youths, visiting their schools, assisting them find work and ceaselessly checking on them to make certain they are okay.
That support is appreciated.
Jesse Potter remarkable his initial full year in a module during a celebration. He also lives in CAU housing since “it didn’t work out during home so we had to leave,” he said. He attends a Thomas Edison Technical and Career Academy in Elizabeth and wants to turn a clergyman operative with children with behavioral disabilities. Potter severely enjoys being a member of CAU and a TOP program.
“I like experiencing all a informative things we never gifted before,” he said. “It’s given me a opportunities to figure my life and learn new skills.”
Johnathan Kindle remarkable his third full year in TOP. Like Cirene and Potter, he lives in CAU housing while attending Union County College, study to turn an information record technician.
“CAU gives me shelter,” he said. “They had me go out and demeanour for a job. They assistance me with my budgeting and formulation my weekly schedule. The staff is here to assistance we and members are here to support any other. We’re a family and we all have problems though we conduct it.”
Owens remarkable that in further to staying in CAU housing, Cirene, Potter and Kindle all participated a agency’s Summer Youth Employment Program and afterwards found jobs, attend in village volunteering and are leaders within TOP and CAU’s Member Action Committee.
“If we didn’t find CAU when we did, we don’t know where I’d be right now,” Cirene said. “When we didn’t have a pursuit they pushed me. They assistance me concentration on school. They’re always creation certain I’m doing what we need to do. They assistance me with a skills we need to survive. we feel assured when we leave CAU we will tarry in a world.”
CAU provides support programs and services to people with disabilities statewide and girl served underneath a Department of Children and Families (DCF) to capacitate them to live exclusively during home or in a community, in areas including housing, vocational and life-skills training, education, advocacy and distraction and in-home services.
For some-more information, hit them during 908-354-3040, online during www.caunj.org or by mail during 80 West Grand Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202.