Residential Youth Prevention
The RYPP Program consists of two components for consumers ages 18 - 29:
- Phase I: Stabilization (Residential)
- Phase II: Independence (Housing)
Phase I: Stabilization
The Mariners Inn RYPP is for young men ages 18-29 who are in imminent danger of falling into homelessness, drug addiction, and/or criminal behavior. This program will house men up to 90 days in a residential setting and provides individual therapy, drug prevention classes, vocational assistance, mental health treatment, peer support, art therapy, and housing placement.
The young men are housed in a special unit of the Mariners Inn Residential Treatment Program for up to 90 days. Upon entry they are assigned to the Prevention Counselor who begins working with them on the development of their Independence Plan which is a holistic wellness plan addressing areas such as physical health, mental health, family, social, educational, vocational, and housing. The men are also assisted with Case Management issues like physical health, obtaining their birth certificates and/or ID, and housing upon completion of the program. Other services the men might need are assessed, determined, and delivered by their primary counselor.
The Men will attend:
- Drug prevention groups (if applicable)
- Individual therapy sessions
- Peer support group
- Art therapy group
- Mental health treatment (if necessary)
- Vocational groups
- Recreational Activities – basketball team, bowling , softball and exercising
Phase II: Independence
The Mariners Inn Youth Transitional Living Program will provide shelter and individualized services for unaccompanied single male youth ages 18-29 years old who are considered “high risk.” High Risk is defined as youths who are more likely to have dropped out of school, have unstable relationships with their families, struggle with mental health and/or substance abuse issues, and/or experience long stretches of homelessness. The youths will live in a supported, structured environment and receive comprehensive social services to increase their independent living skills and ability to be self-sufficient. Specifically, this program will provide supportive services for a minimum of 6 months for youths who are reunited with family and up to 24 months for youths who are unable to return to their homes.