Pa. 3800 Licensed
Transitional Living Program
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New Way Youth Services is an all girl's, Transitional Living Program located in Stroudsburg, PA. Our goal is to provide a community service agency committed to the reduction (and eventual eradication) of youth homelessness, mental illness, illiteracy, teen-aged pregnancy, chronic welfare dependency, and sex-trafficking while promoting the advancement of self-sufficiency and success through mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
New Way Youth Services
As we all face this challenging time, I’d like to start by stating that I’m wholeheartedly praying for our world and the countless families affected by the CoronaVirus outbreak. Although the COVID-19 virus is presenting various unknowns being a new strain virus without current vaccination or cure, we wish to assure our services providers, community colleagues, residents, and families that New Way Youth Services is staying current with the recommendations given by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to prevent the likelihood of contracting and spreading this virus.
At present, New Way Youth Services does not have any resident or staff members who are presumed or confirmed to have the CoronaVirus. We are taking every precaution by monitoring the well-being of every child we serve, and we have a contingency plan which allows for the quarantine of a resident that shows any virus symptoms in the event it becomes medically necessary. Because we are a smaller program, we are afforded the unique opportunity to respond expeditiously to any resident or staff who is not feeling well, whether due to common cold and flu, allergy season, or COVID-19. Safety is always at the forefront of our agency's goals.
To this end, we are following the CDC recommendation of being hyper vigilant with our health, hygiene, and daily cleaning practices. This includes disinfecting commonly touched household items such as door knobs, handles, light switches, and banisters as well as frequently used areas such as bathrooms, bedrooms, and the kitchen several times throughout the day. Our residents are also being advised daily on the importance of frequent hand washing and guided to wash their hands several times daily, especially after coming in from outside, using the restroom, engaging in program activities, and before entering a cooking area.
With various community activities closings, residents are no longer engaging in any community gatherings as ordered by Governor Tom Wolf. Also, visits to the program have been limited to essential community resource staff (caseworkers, mental health coordinator’s, etc.) who are being screened for wellness and exposure potential before visiting the premises. Family visits have been temporarily restricted on premises however contact via social media, telephone and video chatting is highly encouraged.
Due to school closings, residents are completing educational packets prepared by their teachers proactively, engaging in designated time for learning from 10am-3pm, Monday-Friday which may include online resource learning, documentary exploration, activities of daily living, art, and walks along unpopulated trails outside. This modified educational program will continue until schools reopen. Furthermore, appointments that have not been rescheduled due to office closings are being maintained via telephone, Skype, Facetime, or Zoom allowing for our residents to maintain their mental health appointments and medication needs.
New Way Youth Services is continuing to accept referrals for placements and currently have bed availability. We would expect that in the event our program meets the needs of a child being referred, the referring county will provide the appropriate medical verifications that the child is safe to place and/or make known beforehand the need for special accommodations.
As always, it is our pleasure to serve in this community and it is our prayer that you and your families stay healthy and safe.
Owner and Director, New Way Youth Services, Inc.
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Fundraising is an important part of the work we do and we appreciate your donations! 100% of your donation goes to building and developing this program and making provisions for the residents who utilize our services. View our campaign at https://www.gofundme.com/creating-family-together and help us change lives for the better!
A Safe Home Environment
New Way Youth Services is a 4 bed residential home setting in rural, PA. At New Way, our girls are exposed to the beautiful natural setting of the Pocono Mountains, a school district equipped to handle special educational needs, and the fullness of community living.
A Knowledgeable, Caring Staff
What makes us different? Our staff! We are a group of educated, Christian social workers with a heart of servitude who believe that our servant-leader approach to community service and care is not only proven but life changing. We strive to serve with patience, tolerance, respect and love.
An Opportunity to Make a Difference
Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing while expecting different results. Here we promote opportunities for change. We don't only promote positive transformation, we celebrate it. New Way is committed to developing the gifts and talents of each resident so that they can live to their fullest potential.