We help kids by listening to what they need, from their point of view, while also listening to the adults in their life. We care about each of them. Our passion for the children in our care colors absolutely everything we do.
225 Peachtree St. NE, #900 (S. Tower)
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 880-
Fax: (404) 880-
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MAAC is a collaboration between nine agencies who network together to provide placement and support for at-
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ABOUT YOUTH SUPPORT
The transition to adulthood presents opportunities and challenges for every young person, and Youth Support is a program like no other for youth under the age of 21. It is an idea created by young adults facing the transition process to benefit other young adults facing transition; those who participate in Youth Support are assisted by young adults who have transitioned from various systems.
This program provides services and resources to youth by interviewing, matching and linking them to someone with whom they can identify —a young adult with personal, lived experience in the Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, and/or Mental Health systems. These young adults serve as mentors/coaches/big brothers/big sisters to participants.
Youth Support volunteers assist each young person in the program by:
Identifying youth needs and appropriate services & supports;
Linking & supporting youth and families to Youth Support, services, and to community resources & services;
Advocating for youth services (focused on youth transitioning out of care, including youth & families in all communication, and also on improved relationships); and
Supporting youth transitioning and youth in Georgia EmpowerMEnt activities.
Individually, youth receive case planning, peer mentoring, education about resources geared toward youth facing transition, tools to increase their knowledge base, and an expanded support network of peers and caring adults. Recognizing the critical role of family and community connectedness in successful, sustainable outcomes for youth facing transition, Youth Support volunteers work collaboratively within the team of family, friends and other community members surrounding each youth to support their individualized goals, plans and dreams.