About Our Supported Apartments
Plummer’s Supported Apartment houses up to six young people aged 16–22. These transition-aged residents no longer need the full services of a group home but are not yet ready to live on their own and have no family with whom they can live.
Each year in Massachusetts, about 1,500 youth ages 16-21 leave the foster care system, whether through family reunification, adoption, guardianship or “aging out.”
Referrals to this program come through the Department of Children and Families.
While living in the apartment, our young people:
- Attend school and/or participate in a vocational opportunity
- Do their own cooking, cleaning and laundry, with staff support
- Participate in grocery shopping
- Learn how to use public transportation
- Helps to develop their own goals and steps for getting there, which may include individual therapy to process past traumas and group classes that focus on coping skills and conflict resolution.
At Plummer Youth Promise, we believe kids truly want to succeed, and we know that foster youth – like their peers – need caring adult support to build the skills for success. Each young person helps to develop their own goals and steps for getting there, which may include individual therapy to process past traumas and group classes that focus on coping skills and conflict resolution. Together, we continue to work toward finding permanent family relationships.
Youth Experiences at Discharge
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