Project LIFT is dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk teens and their families through treatment of substance use disorders, mental health counseling, mentoring, and vocational skills training. Project LIFT’s innovative delivery of mental health services provides therapy through the unique platform of vocational training.
2022-2023 United Way Funded Programs
Licensed therapists utilize evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Informed Care, alongside skilled trades instructors who replace self- destructive behaviors with productive, hands on work. Teens receive group, individual, and family therapy to identify and address underlying mental health issues and develop healthy coping skills.
Strong Families seeks to promote mental well being and economic self -sufficiency for the entire family unit of the teen client. Family members are provided with incentives to engage in a 16-week curriculum that teaches skills including goal setting, accessing health services, job interviewing and parenting.
The Job Readiness program provides access to jobs and vocational training for youth ages 17-25 who are not enrolled in school. Participants are trained in welding, carpentry, HVAC and more, and connected with industry partners in need of skilled employees. Career counseling supports the teens' transition and success in the workplace.