The Emerge Center provides a trauma-informed residential empowerment program for 16 young women at a time. It is a creative, experiential, and healing space that inspires self-discovery, cultivates a growth mindset, and equips participants with tools needed for independence.
Through the 11 years that we have provided educational programming to young women living in shelters, we have witnessed the many challenges they face as they take their first steps outside of the shelter, often without a family or community of support beyond Emerge. During this critical transition, these young women often need additional support while finding their first places to live, learning to travel on their own, and interviewing for their first jobs. The Emerge Center was established to fix this problem.