Blossom Place believes one's basic needs of housing, food, clothing and safety need to be met before you can move on to accomplish other goals. The Independence Plan is a step-by-step plan that moves a young woman through basic needs and into goals and dreams. With a mentor, a counselor and a Blossom partner who acts case manager alongside her, she will work through education, career, health, transportation and relationship goals. She'll learn time management, budgeting, cooking, cleaning, stress management and parenting skills. The ultimate goal is for each girl to have all the pieces of the puzzle in place, and all the skills and the confidence in herself to successfully move on to independent living.
Each girl arrives to Blossom at a different point in this process, she may be starting at square one or she may have already accomplished some of the items on our independence plan. We will work from the point she's at and move forward. This process can take from 6 to 18 months. As long as a young woman continues to work on her plan and move forward she is welcome to continue in the program.
Because of the great need, Blossom opened a second home in January 2017 specifically for moms and their young children. The goal is to provide safe housing while teaching parenting and life skills. With fewer stresses, new moms will be able to bond with their babies and get off on the right foot to care for themselves and their child.