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Volunteer Charity
Social Parental Support

Our Peer program is peer-led. More than 75% of the Board of Directors or Youth Advisory Board self-identify as people in personal recovery from their own substance use disorders using the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Model

Psychosocial Rehabilitation

The rehabilitation process aims at improving the emotional, social and intellectual skills needed to live, learn, and work in the community with the least amount of professional support.

Goals of Psychosocial Rehabilitation

  • Empowered: Autonomy to set their own goals

  • Hopeful: About the future

  • Skilled: Life, work, social & other skills

  • Supported: Through relationship building and social connections

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Principles

  • All people have potential that can be developed

  • People have a right to self-determination

  • The emphasis is on the individual’s strengths rather than their symptoms

  • Each person’s needs are different

  • Professional services are committed and take place in as normalized an environment as possible

  • There is a focus on a social model of care (as opposed to medical model)

  • It is centered on the present rather than fixated on the past.

OBJECTIVES

Promote inclusive housing options and provide essential life skills for young adults' holistic development. Empower them to confidently contribute to society and navigate the complexities of modern life.

Comprehensive and Interventions 

Support them overcome the challenges they face due to homelessness and related psychosocial issues. The ultimate goal is to empower these individuals to reintegrate into society, achieve stability, and lead fulfilling lives. 

Diverse and Inclusive Housing Support

Support quality, safe, and affordable housing in a variety of types, sizes, locations, and costs to meet the needs of current and future young adults regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or other protected characteristics.

Life Skills Development

Provide training and support in essential life skills such as budgeting, time management, communication, and problem-solving. These skills are crucial for maintaining stable housing, obtaining employment, and building positive relationships.

When a Peer (18-25yrs) request our support, below are some things they will encounter.

 1-on-1 peer support

Support groups 

Social outings

Personal development

Employment programs

Learning opportunities

Health and exercise programs

Creative arts

Method

Advocacy 

Empowerment 

Meals 

Volunteer opportunities

Youth and young-adult programs

 Meeting new people

Extended hours and/or weekends

Mentor Shout Out!

We want to give a huge shout out to a team member who has gone far beyond her call to support Our Ark and the youth we serve. She is currently mentoring three youth in life processes. She and her wife have driven multiple time to arrange the care for Dean to get the correct medical attention they needed at the Children’s Hospital in Seattle. She opened her home, to multiple kid so they were able to wash their clothes, sleep, and gain a bank account and so much more. It sometimes was challenging, but she managed through adversity.  We are a team and cannot begin to say how much we appreciate her and her endeavors of loyalty, sacrifices she has made for us.

"I knew in my heart mentoring and showing compassionate support for our youth is what I was created to do."

THANK YOU TO MELISSA ENGER. WE LOVE YOU!!

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What Youth Say About Mentorship

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Jane

It was at that moment, when I need someone to talk to and they were here for me. I see them all the time so I trust them. If I need someone to talk to, I know I have someone.  I wish there were more people like them to out here to help.

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