LIFT Program virginia

LIFT (Living Independently for Tomorrow) provides outreach & transitional living and support services to help homeless youth or those aging out of foster care, ages 17-21.

What Does LIFT Do?

LIFT 1: FOR HOMELESS YOUTH

CRi's LIFT program is comprised of two different, yet specific, parts. LIFT One Program provides outreach, transitional living, & support services to help homeless youth who are residents of Fairfax County, VA (ages, 17-21). LIFT One focuses on providing: subsidized apartments that provide stable housing to homeless youth, viable vocational/career skills-building & training, life skills prep, support services (including: shelter, food, clothing, medical assistance, crisis intervention, counseling, referrals & aftercare services).

CRi's LIFT One Project is to provide outreach and transitional living and support services to help homeless youth who are residents of Fairfax County, ages 17-21, leave the streets. 

LIFT One focuses on the following key areas: 

  • Subsidized scattered-site apartments in order to provide stable housing to homeless youth, 
  • Viable vocational/career skills training, 
  • Life skill preparation, 
  • Support services, including: shelter, food, clothing, medical assistance, crisis intervention, counseling, referrals, & aftercare services.


LIFT 2: FOR YOUTH AGING OUT OF FOSTER CARE

The purpose of the LIFT TWO Project is to provide apartment-based Independent Living and Support Services to help foster care youth, ages 17-21, transition from residential care to independent living. Youth receive housing, vocational and educational services, life skills training, therapeutic services (counseling, therapy and/or substance abuse education), and the development of a network of support services in the community. The CRi LIFT TWO project is licensed for 25-beds for males and females transitioning from the foster care system to independent living in the community. 

⭐LIFT Program Brochure: Download HERE!


INTERESTED IN LIFT? 

  • Online Referral Form: Click HERE!  
  • Printable Referral Form: Download HERE! 

I would not be able to hold down a job for almost three years now if it wasn't for LIFT. I am 22 years old & I work full-time at Georgetown Hospital. I've received three pay raises since I've been here & I have another one coming up. I have my own desk & I feel proud about my accomplishments. I would absolutely recommend the program to others.

2018 LIFT Graduate