In 2002, HANDY developed its LIFE (Life Skills, Independent Living, Foundation Building, Education and Employment) Program, the first of its kind in the state of Florida, to serve youth who do not qualify for Foster Care Independent Living programs. Our award winning LIFE program uniquely combines case management, group activities, and education services in a “supportive” family environment. HANDY focuses on youth development, education, and economic self-sufficiency.
All youth are paired with a dedicated Life Coach that through case management services empower youth to become successful young adults. Our youth also engage in group program activities that include tutoring, social and recreational activities, life skills training, service learning projects, and self-advocacy. Youth and their families also have access to emergency needs assistance for food, clothing, and housing. Youth also have access to receive counseling services through our in house licensed clinical therapist.
*All programs and services are provided free of charge to our youth and families.