Bridging The Gap Independent Living and Resource Center
Norcross, Georgia
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Our organization is dedicated to helping "Aging Out and Aged Out"Georgia foster care youths transition into society with the necessary skills and work ethic to become successful adults.  This is critical because each year nationwide an estimated 23,000 teens and over 700 Georgia teens are emancipated from the foster care system. 
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OUR MISSION
HOW WE HELP
ELIGIBILITY
Our mission is to provide “Aged Out” Georgia foster care youths with a stable living environment, life skills, job readiness, trade certification training and an opportunity to participate in a degree program that will equip them with what they need to improve their lives. We believe by addressing the total person and focusing on incorporating important life tools will help develop them into viable individuals who are able to successfully integrate and contribute positively to our society.
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 17-22 become viable, independent, and self-sufficient adults. Some of our services that will be available soon include:

​TRANSITIONAL HOUSING (TH) 
LIFE SKILLS TRAINING (LST)
JOB READINESS (JR)
GED (GED)
TRADE CERTIFICATION (TC)
ASSOCIATE DEGREE (AD)
BACHELOR DEGREE (BD)
For "Aged Out" Georgia foster care youths to be eligible for any assistance they must meet at least three of the requirements. listed below.
  
1)  "Aging Out" of the Georgia foster care

       system at time of application.

2)  "Aged Out" of Georgia foster care

       system up to a year ago and need
       help.

3)   Be between the ages of 17-22.

4)   No place to go after release from foster

       care.

5)   If they have somewhere to go, but it is

       unsafe.
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Volunteer Information 

We are always in need of individuals who have a heart to give to others. 

If you are interested in volunteering with Bridging The Gap

Independent Living, go to the "Volunteer" tab under "Events"

for more information and dates.