Our Poise Program stands for Parenting on Our Own in a Safe Environment. This program fills the need for safe, affordable housing for pregnant or parenting youth while providing opportunities to gain the skills necessary to be successful on their own, and supporting their educational or vocational goals.
POISE is a two phase program divided into POISE I and POISE II
POISE I is a housing program for pregnant/parenting youth, ages 16 to 22. Parents are housed in a 9 unit facility for up to an 18 month transitional period. This program is structured and has intensive case management and support. During their time at POISE, individual goals are set, managed and achieved in a nurturing setting. A Family Mindfulness Room is available for quiet reflection and group meetings, as well as a number of social, and support groups. In addition, POISE I focuses on community outreach and community service.
POISE II consists of 4 apartments for parents transitioning from POISE I. In this phase parents live more independently but still have monthly case management and support available when needed, laying the foundation for independent living. This program focuses on empowering youth and developing the skills necessary for successful daily living.
For more information on the POISE Programs contact:
Rutland Parent Child Center