Nalls Foundation

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Nalls Foundation provides youth/young adults a safe home with clear expectations to give them a foundation for stabilizing their lives and moving forward with their future. The average length of stay is 6 to 9 months until they transition to a permanent home which may include family or independent living. Extended services are arranged to ensure the residents continue to work toward their goals.

HOUSING GOALS

  • Education and career
  • Employment
  • Family and permanency support
  • Health care
  • Mental Health services
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Social and community support

SERVICES OFFERED

Nalls Foundation Program structure for each resident includes the following:

  • Customized individual
    Case Management
  • Career and Education planning
  • LGBT Support Workshop
  • HIV Prevention Workshop
  • Extra curricular activities including ILSP, YLCA, art and employment
  • Financial workshops in budgeting
    and investments
  • Counseling

TRANSITIONAL HOMES (ages 18-22)

  • The young adults learn tools for living on their own (i.e. budgeting, shopping, accessing community resources)
  • We guide and support the young adults step-by-step on achieving their dreams
  • We motivate the youth to become innovators 
  • Case Manager on-site

PROGRAM GOALS

    • Education and Career Planning
    • Employment Readiness
    • Family and Permanency Support
    • Gain Knowledge of Community Resources
    • Health Care Services
    • Independent Living Skills (i.e. grocery shopping and budgeting)
    • Community and Social Support

ADMISSION CRITERIA

    • Must be 18 to 21 years of age
    • Participating in ILSP
    • Complete an application and interview process
    • Must be willing to pursue a higher education and/or vocational training/ employment

Together We Can Achieve Excellence!

Soaring to New Heights!

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Nalls Foundation collaborates with the following agencies/resources to assist residents (during and after their stay):

  • Boys & Girls Club of America
  • EDD (Employment Development Department)
  • ILSP (Independent Living Skills Program)
  • Jewish Vocational Center
  • LGBT Center - Los Angeles
  • LGBT Center - San Francisco
  • LYRIC
  • MISSSEY
  • San Francisco City College
  • SF Department of Services
  • SF General Hospital
  • Small business
  • Solano College/Solano college
  • TAY Mental Health Services
  • UCSF
  • Workforce Investment Board (WIB)
  • YMCA
  • Young Entrepreneurs Project