Plummer Youth Promise offers several residential options for youth from ages 13 to 22. Our group home, supported apartment, and our community apartments for young people, offer a variety of settings. In these settings, young people work toward connecting or reconnecting with family, learning life skills, and being part of the community.
Each of these living arrangements provides stability for these young residents so they can work to overcome trauma and build confidence. For each young person in our residential programs, Plummer implements our Intervention Model focusing on families, skills, and community.
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“ Every day in the system is a day of childhood lost.”
– Nicole McLaughlin, Executive Director
On Winter Island
Overlooking peaceful Salem Harbor in an area known as Winter Island sits a refurbished, grand Victorian structure. It houses an important mission – providing stability and hope for older youth in the foster care system, who have had a history of abuse, neglect and emotional and/or behavioral challenges.
In their own apartments
Our Community Apartments program supports young people between the ages of 18 and 22 who were in the foster care system when they turned 18. Plummer helps each young adult find and afford an apartment close to the community where they have connections.
Support each youth’s personal development and readiness for permanent relationships
Increasing opportunities for young people to create connections with caring adults and peers
Increase the social networks that support permanency
John is grateful to have been part of Plummer’s Residential Program. Read his graduation speech.
“At Plummer…. we became a family. … When I went to detox or went to DYS lock up, because of the person I am, Plummer recognized my true personality. They knew that I needed another chance. Maybe a couple more chances than anybody would have thought. I’ve been through a lot.