Housing and Assistance for Foster Youth in Sarasota

Welcome to Springboard, an innovative program designed to meet the many needs of young adults aged 18-22 who have aged out of foster care or those who are otherwise at risk of becoming homeless.

We provide high-quality, conveniently located, independent living arrangements in Sarasota. Additionally, we provide real-world life skills training, tutoring, mentoring and therapeutic services that will provide self-sufficiency for the young adults. Each young adult will reside in a one bedroom unit of a duplex. The units are furnished and are centrally located with access to the bus route, shopping and dining.

These youth are at a critical point in their transition into full independence, and we will provide them with the support and tools that they will need to do this successfully.

 

“We hope to impact young adults in a way that will provide them a Springboard to full independence.”

-Executive Director, Rich Stroud

AREAS OF SERVICE

OUR BEST SERVICES FOR YOUR KIDS

HOUSING

Independent living in one bedroom/one bath move-in ready duplex in a safe convenient location, furniture, simple maintenance and cleaning skills

TRANSPORTATION

Bus connections, car, insurance, driver’s course and license, auto maintenance

EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

Interviewing skills, job connections, application review, acquiring a living wage

BUDGETING

Planning, opening checking and savings accounts, paying bills, financial assistance with utility deposits, understanding and acquiring credit

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Mentoring, identifying family/other support systems

RESPONSIBILITY

Transitioning into full independence

OUR STAFF

BOB & JOAN GEYER

Bob and Joan Geyer are co-founders and the owners of the Springboard property , Sunset Park Apartments.

RICH STROUD

Rich Stroud is the Executive Director of the parent organization Everyday Blessings Inc. He, along with the Geyer's cofounded Springboard. He is the community and agency liaison.

TRISH ADAMS

Trish Adams is the Springboard coordinator. She identifies potential tenants and subsequently provides all the necessary support needed to complete the process for housing and transition to full independence.

Individuals have found permanent housing with a lease and sufficient funding.

Percent of individuals have maintained their apartments & have paid all of their own utilities.

Percent of program youth are in school; high school, GED courses or college.

Percent of program youth own automobiles.

OUR NEWS

WHAT'S NEW AT SPRINGBOARD

Lalia’s Story

Lalia is one of our current program participants and since the production of this video, she has purchased a car and started her new job at the Pines of Sarasota!  We are incredibly proud of her and her accomplishments!

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Carrie & Tom’s Story

Our parent organization, Everyday Blessings, Inc, created this video to showcase Tom & Carrie, a couple that recently adopted three siblings in the foster care system.  Tom and Carrie discussed Everyday Blessings and the adoption process as well as transitioning into family life.  We wish them the very best as they begin this new chapter ...

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Bob and Joan Geyer: Sarasota program offers homes for foster teens

It’s exciting to plan for your 18th birthday celebration. Should it be a quiet get together with family, a spa day with the girls, a ball game with the guys or an all-out weekend at Universal Studios?…Read the Full Article on HeraldTribune.com

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Transitional housing for young adults leaving foster care opens

SARASOTA – Less than two years after successfully pushing a law to help teenagers transition out of foster care, state Sen. Nancy Detert can hardly believe what has sprung up because of that measure…Read the Full Article on HeraldTribune.com

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Help for Foster Teens – Be Inspired Continues to Raise Money for Springboard/Everyday Blessings

The Be Inspired event, held on March 26th, 2015 at the Field Club in Sarasota continues to be a money raiser for the non-profit organization, Springboard and its parent charity, Everyday Blessings, Inc.  With matching funds from an anonymous donor from the Community Foundation of Sarasota, over $65,000 has been raised so far. The Be ...

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ABC Action News Feature: Springboard Helps Former Foster Kids to Adjust to Life on Their Own

Springboard was recently featured in an article/video by ABC Action News.  Thank you for sharing our story! Click here to read the full article on their site.

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