Project Next Program

Project Next is a voluntary noncompulsory transitional living program for young people ages 18-21.

The program provides support for youth who lack safe, stable, and appropriately supervised housing. Youth will work to obtain, maintain, and increase income, learn how to budget, better understand what it takes to have a positive relationship with future landlords, and become self-sufficient.

The goal of the program is to help youth prepare for independent and self-sufficient living.

Services offered during the program include shelter, independent living skills training, case management, employment search support, tutoring, health care, and residential assistance.

After completing Project Next, participants have access to a variety of services including advocacy; employment and educational assistance; case management; crisis intervention; rental assistance; and emotional support and guidance. All services are free of charge.

Project Next Program Details 

Transitional Living Shelter:

Youth live in the Jackson House while receiving case management and life skills training. Transitional living shelter provides a safe, stable, and structured learning environment for the young adult. Young adults in the Project Next program manage their own, cleaning, laundry and the cooking of meals.

Day Case Management Services:

Through Case management services, Jackson House provides a safe, stable, and structured learning environment for the young person.

Independent Living Skills:

The Project Next program includes an interactive learning experience focusing on the skills necessary for youth to live on their own. Topics include: employment, housing, educational goal setting, budgeting, time management, legal issues, health and hygiene, nutrition, community resources, and communication skills.

We welcome:

  • Pregnant and parenting youth
  • Youth aging out of foster care
  • Youth in the juvenile justice system
  • LGBTQIA+ youth

Participants in Crossroads also agree to:

  • Abstain from alcohol or other drugs and submit to unannounced, random drug testing
  • Pose no physical threat to themselves or others
  • Be motivated to work towards independent living and self-sufficiency