Community Partners / Resources:
Virginia Family and Fatherhood Initiative
Richmond City Health District
The Virginia Family & Fatherhood Initiative is dedicated to the vision that "We are a city where children experience the benefits of fathers and mothers working cooperatively and responsibly to raise healthy children."
It is a state-wide initiative involving members of the Richmond community in efforts to reduce the number of births to single parents and increase the percent of Richmond's children raised in two parent homes. Their mission is to empower fathers and mothers to improve the well-being of their children by aligning activities, mobilizing resources, advancing public policy and measuring impact." The Initiative focuses on equipping and empowering men and women with essential tools and training for positive lifestyle choices leading to sexual responsibility, self-reliance, and family responsibility.
Goodwill Employment Center
It’s the work that adds dignity to our lives, builds hope for our futures, and strengthens our communities. It is getting you to work that is the mission of Goodwill.
Through our array of career development services and vocational job training programs in central and coastal Virginia, individuals are better prepared to find the job that will help change their lives. That is the power of work and this is the work of Goodwill.
Whether you have a strong work history, are new to the job market, are re-entering the workforce, or require additional training and support. Goodwill can help you get to work.
There are two doors to Goodwill’s mission services- walk through one today and find out why working together is Goodwill.
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Middle School Program
A college entry program which includes GED to college academic preparation and college-level preparation for employment coursework to help students pursue their goal of a College Education.
A program for individuals, between the ages of 18 – 26, who have not completed their high school education but have the goal of attending college. There is NO COST to the student to participate in this scholarship program.
Success by 25
Success By 25 offers an engaging environment featuring work-ready, focused training at no cost. Training includes self-management and communication skills, goal setting, occupational research, resume writing, interview skills, portfolio development, professionalism, problem-solving, stress management, etc. We teach participants how to maintain positive relationships with responsible adults and peers, explore opportunities for community service, and develop leadership skills.
Program offerings include:
- Mentoring/Tutoring and study skills training
- Alternative secondary school
- Paid and unpaid work experiences, including internships and job shadowing
- Occupational skill training
- Leadership development
- Supportive services
- Follow-up services
- Comprehensive guidance and counseling
- Financial literacy education
- Entrepreneurial skills training
- Activities to help prepare for training and education
HumanKind - Ways to Work
One of Humankind's Economic Empoowerment programs, Ways to Work, provides fair interest car loans for car purchases to working families and individuals. This program is designed to help families and individuals move toward financial stability, increase self-sufficiency and advance career opportunities. In addition to loan assistance, program participants receive additional supportive services including financial literacy training, life skills and continuing education.
Gatewood Children's Homes
"Working together to uplift our children"
Gates To Success
At Gatewood Children’s Homes, we believe that our unique ability to reach young men and women begins with creating a nurturing, structured, and supportive home-like environment...a place where they feel comfortable and secure. Our goal is to provide the members of our family with the support and resources they need to end the cycle of low self-esteem brought on by the inappropriate and/or maladaptive circumstances they have endured.
The Gates to Success Independent Living program will provide young men and women with the tools they need to live on their own. Through this apartment living situation, these youth will learn all of the necessary skills to become productive members of society. We accept residents ages 16 -22 yearss, with and IQ of 68 or higher.
We go beyond providing basic necessities. And therein lies our excellence. We invite you to explore our website to see just how different we are, and why that makes a critical difference in the growth of our residents. Room and board, fully furnished apartments, weekly groceries, laundry facilities, upkeep and maintenance, utilities, transportation, supervision, academic support, 24 hour staff availability, paid trained staff, and life skills assessments.
Life Youth and Adult Services
Our mission is to bridge the gap between adolescent and adult services while fostering independence and empowerment. Our goal is to meet the needs of young adults who have “aged out” of Intensive In-Home, Therapeutic Day Treatment, Foster Care, Juvenile Justice System and other adolescent services. We are here to assist young adults in transitioning to independent living with the least restrictive assistive services.
National Center for Fathering
Our long-term goal is to have an actively engaged father or father figure in the life of every child. We also are working to create a culture of Championship Fathering by enlisting 10% of dads to make a commitment to fulfill the tenets of Championship Fathering.