BRIDGING THE GAP INDEPENDENT LIVING AND RESOURCE CENTER offers a full range of programs and social services to help Aging-Out and Aged-Out Georgia youth between the ages of 17-24 become viable, independent, and self-sufficient adults. Some of our services include:
TRANSITIONAL HOUSING (TH) eligible recipients will be assigned to a studio efficiency suite for a minimum of 12 months in order to prepare them to live outside the facility. (opening date to be announced)
LIFE SKILLS TRAINING (LST) some of the training includes financial counseling, self-esteem building, anger management, time management, goal setting techniques, etiquette awareness, entrepreneurial course, ethics and personal future planning.
JOB READINESS (JR) are conducted weekly. Recipients will meet Monday through Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Recipients will learn the importance of team building, practice role play interviewing techniques and life skills. At the end of each job readiness class recipients will receive a certificate of completion.
GED (GED) Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursdays from 9 am. to 1 p.m. (dates to be announced)
TRADE CERTIFICATION (TC) classes give recipients opportunities to merge into society with a solid skill that will enable to provide for themselves on a consistent basis. Such as, culinary (on-site), carpentry, plumbing, mechanics, electrical, medical, clerical, cosmetology, IT, MCSE and other computer certifications. (dates to be announced)
ASSOCIATE DEGREE (AD) programs are available in most areas of concentration, such as legal, business, administration, etc. with partnering schools. Financial assistance is available for recipients to assist them in completing an associate degree at an accredited school of their choice. (dates to be announced)
BACHELOR DEGREE (BD) (accelerated) programs are available in many areas of concentration with partnering schools. Financial assistance is available to eligible recipients who would like to pursue a more expansive education. (dates to be announced)