What We Do
Empowering Lives, Reaching Self-Sufficiency.
The Emerge Emancipation Program will provide viable opportunities for self-sufficiency through trade school programming, life skills, mentorship, counseling and supportive services. Each participant will exit the program with a certification in skills and trade.
We are partnered with the Emerge Recovery & Trades Initiative, a non-profit that runs the trade school. Currently, we offer career training in Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Digital Marketing, and Customer Service. In the near future, we expect to expand to offer training in Construction, Fire Suppression, Cosmetolegy, Roofing, Culinary Arts, and much more.
Emerge Into Your Future.
We offer young men and women leaving the state’s foster care system a wide range of extremely valuable opportunities to teach them self-sufficiency and ensure a successful future. Through the Emerge Recovery & Trades Initiative’s trade school curriculum, additional life skills and mentorship programs, counseling and supportive services — young people leaving foster care in Ohio, who choose to join us at Emerge, become far better equipped to navigate life on their own outside the state foster care system.
Counseling & Support
A Place of Your Own
Young men and women who join the Emerge Emancipation Program will each have a room of their own in the program’s housing suite at the Emerge Center.
Housing will consist of dorm-style bedrooms. Each student will have a room of their own. There will be common living and dining areas with a communal kitchen and laundry as well as access to the dining shops at Emerge. There are also several acres of land that students can enjoy, including walking paths and a large fishing pond.
Tutoring & GED Services
A Solid Start to Adult Life.
As part of the curriculum at Emerge, tutoring, adult education, and GED services will be offered to any students interested in attaining certifications. These will be offered alongside the vocational training that will be a part of your new start at Emerge.
Men’s & Women’s Health Services
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds.
In partnership with local, free health services, all students will have access to basic health services, including learning important life skills that keep one’s body healthy and strong for the road ahead. Any and all questions a student might have about his/her body, spiritual, and mental health are valuable and welcomed.