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To provide older adolescents ages 16-21 who are living in long-term foster care, with an opportunity to learn and practice independent life skills in a safe and supportive environment.

 The following services are provided to both Bert’s Place and Challengers Participants:







Challengers Advance

(An Independent Living Program for Young Adults 18-21 years of age)

Mission & Goals: To provide young adults, ages 18-21 who have demonstrated acquisition and mastery of a variety of independent life skills with an opportunity to practice acquired skills in a community based setting.


Challengers Beyond

(An After-Care Program for Young Adults, post age 21, and Emancipated from the Foster Care System)

Mission & Goals: To provide a year of aftercare services to former Participants of Challengers Independent Living Program. Specifically, to ensure further development of responsible adults, positive role models and leaders, Challengers will provide case management services, supervision and a stipend for 12 months post discharge from foster care.

Population Served

Challengers serves teens in long term foster care. Participants served suffer from a variety of clinical issues, ie. sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional trauma, neglect and abandonment.

Your contributions contributed to…


To provide teens, between the ages of 15 to 18 living in foster care, with comprehensive life skills services and training in order to prepare them for a less restrictive living environment  such as Challengers.....

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To provide teens, between the ages of 15 to 18 living in foster care, with comprehensive life skills services. Specifically, Bert’s Place TOO provides Clinical and Educational Support, Vocational Training,....

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►24 hour Staff Support and Supervision

►Home Life Support

►Educational Support

►Therapeutic Crisis Intervention

►Vocational Training

►On-Site Supportive Counseling

►Independent Life Skills Training

►Substance Abuse Education

►Therapeutic Recreation

►Computer Literacy Training

►Nutritional Training

►Clinical Support

An Independent Living Program for Teens ages 16-21

Resource Center CRC

Challengers Resource Center will provide supportive services that will improve the overall functioning of Participants in Challengers Independent Living Programs. Services will be provided as additional support to.....

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