Hale Kipa provides opportunities and environments that strengthen and encourage youth, their families and communities to actualize their potential and social responsibilities.
Independent Living Program:
Outreach services for youth, ages 12-25, who are or have been in foster care. The following are provided to youth to assist them in preparing for emancipation from the foster care system and transition into adulthood:
- Assessment/Personal Planning
- Life Skills Assessment
- Individual Support
- Skill Building
- College Application and Scholarships
- Higher Education Payee Services
- Access to Housing
A program under the Family Unification Program provides Housing Choice Vouchers to youth aging out of foster care. Housing assistance through Section 8 is awarded to young adults for a maximum of 18 months. Participants receive a voucher, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This voucher allows the participants to rent a home in the community of their choice. Participants initially pay between 30% and 40% of their monthly adjusted income toward rent and utilities, with the balance paid by the Section 8 Program.
Hale Kipa will assist young adults in completing applications and packets, prepare young adults for Section 8 interviews and provide individual services, support and financial literacy classes until completion of the program.
First Jobs Academy
A curriculum for training young job seekers that focuses on the mastery of knowledge, skills, and abilities related to work readiness in four main competency areas: Communication, Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving, Professionalism, Teamwork & Collaboration. Youth attend 8 hours of training per week for a month, then work with the vocational specialist during their employment search for another month if needed.