Our Story
Then and Now

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WAYS for Life™ was formerly known as Ready for Life Brevard. Ready for Life in Pinellas County was the catalyst that began shaping our amazing organization. We knew our purpose and mission and found Ready for Life Pinellas as the organization model for serving the youth population we wanted to serve. 

 

Over the past few years, our team created a center in Brevard County that follows the 10 guiding principles of the National Wraparound Initiative, to assist youth in their transition to sustainable independence. 

 

Our Wraparound Youth Services (WAYS) reflects what we do at our center every day. WAYS also reflects the expansion of our mission to include youth experiencing homelessness in addition to those transitioning out of foster care. 

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Our Purpose
How WAYS Makes an Impact

WAYS for Life helps youth find resources and creative solutions to issues such as housing, legal, employment, education, transportation, health care, wellness, and counseling.

 
We understand that until immediate basic needs are met, it is nearly impossible to contemplate the future… and WAYS for Life believes that all young people are worthy of equal opportunities for a successful future.

WAYS has served over 180 members and 52 dependents since opening its doors in 2020!

Where We Focus

 

98%

of members are victims of crime.

75%

of members are aged

19-25.

59%

of members are female.

69%

of members are black, Hispanic, or mixed race.

30%

have disabilities.

WHO WE SERVE

WAYS has served  200+ members and more than 50 dependents since opening our doors in 2020!

25%

have dependent children.

90%

don't have a driver's license upon arrival.

75%

don't have a high school diploma or G.E.D.

50%

are homeless upon arrival.