Adult Programs

Adults Refining their Skills!

Young Adult Meet Ups (YAMU)

Young Adult Meet Ups are a 2 hr group designed for just those starting with age 18! This is a unique program that allows the young adults to practice the ins and outs of social chit chat, decorum, and expectations at restaurants and during the social down time we all have while walking and waiting, and hanging out.

  • Meet at our site, then chat to and from the eatery, learn to budget, tip, and stay involved while eating.
  • Allows parents and young adults to start the dialogue about money, realistic expectations, and social decorum.
  • Program similar in nature to what all adults do for social outings now that we are all grown up!
  • Young Adult Meetup builds stamina due to 2hr length
  • Special needs can be accommodated; however, this program is best suited for those that are verbal enough to understand topics or considered to be “high functioning.”
  • Open to individuals 18 and older. Can still be enrolled in HS, a vocational ancillary program offered at HS level, post HS.
  • This program runs on a semester like basis (Sep-Dec, then Feb-April)

 What does the schedule for Young Adult Meetups (YAMU) look like in a normal year/semester? 

This summer UTH has had to change how it is offering its programming.  All programming options are being offered stand alone (pick and choose what works for you!).  Click here to see the offerings for online and in person. 

Stand Alone Meet Ups 

The Stand Alone Meetups are fun opportunities out on the community that a Young Adult Can Sign up for.  They are typical hangout spot and activities a young adult might engage in with their friends.

  • Meet at the location unless transportation is selected.
  • Special needs can be accommodated; however, this program is best suited for those that are verbal enough to understand topics or considered to be “high functioning.”
  • Open to individuals beginning at age 18. Can still be enrolled in HS, a vocational ancillary program offered at HS level, post HS.
  • Pick and choose the ones of interest

What does the schedule for SFMU look like in a normal year/semester?

This summer UTH has had to change how it is offering its programming. All programming options are being offered stand alone (pick and choose what works for you!). Click here to see the offerings for online and in person.

“Sister Hood” Adults

This program is for females 18 and older to bond as females while improving their social, emotional, and physical health.  Each week there is a female oriented topic, a team work oriented activity, and freetime to socialize.  At the end there is a celebratory  “walk & celebration” to honor Sister Hood!

What does the schedule for Sisterhood look like in a normal year/semester?

This summer UTH has had to change how it is offering its programming. All programming options are being offered stand alone (pick and choose what works for you!). Click here to see the offerings for online and in person.

Video Chats

Video Chats are offered through ZOOM, UTH’s web based video conferencing platform.  The platform offers a unique way for UTH members to continue to connect even when distance seperates them.

Video chats are monitored and used for various purposes including continued communication practice, networking, building relationships, gaining feedback and offering reflection, and practicing for interviews.

Video chats currently offered informational PDF-contact UTH for actual enrollment forms 

Rising Stars (RS)

Rising Stars is an 8 week program designed exclusively for those 18 and older need to grow into the leaders for tomorrow! This group is a offered through ZOOM, UTH’s web based e-learning platform and is “closed” group format meaning there is a designated deadline for enrollment (1/19/20) and no members will be added beyond that date.

Rising Stars focuses on goal setting, life ambitions, motivation, and habits that promote advocacy and confidence. Through the 8 week program of Rising Stars, individuals beginning at 18, can learn to develop character, confidence, and values that promote healthy life style choices as they move into adulthood. It focuses on self-awareness and related skills at the highest levels. Through a community based service learning project they focus on networking, time management, and other important transferable skills.

This program may also be completed through our Intensive Programming to allow flexibility in scheduling.

Rising Stars Winter 2020 Informational PDF with dates-Contact UTH for actual enrollment forms

Sailing Into Adulthood! (SIA)

Sailing Into Adulthood is an 8 week program designed exclusively for the mid level functioning, 18 and older adults to grow into the leaders for tomorrow! This group is offered in a “closed” group format meaning a specific deadline for enrollment (1/19/20) exists and no members will be added beyond that date.

Sailing Into Adulthood focuses on structured transition to adulthood and focuses on social awareness & related skills at the mid level including more direct teaching and community based application of nonverbals, communication, and perspective taking. Through the 8 week program of Sailing Into Adulthood goals for individuals ages 18 and older learn to develop more consistent presentations of character, confidence, and values that promote healthy life style choices and build stronger relationships as they move into adulthood and transition into obtaining jobs.

Sailing Into Adulthood is designed for our mid level high functioning individuals to further focus on communication, team work, collaboration, and presentation of themselves to build relationship and character building skills. It has a mock community service project built into it so they can learn to problem solve and break down material but also work on presentation skills.

Sailing Into Adulthood Winter 2020 informational PDF-contact UTH for actual enrollment forms

Job Readiness Programs

Team Work Skills NEW! It is specifically designed to work on networking, critical thinking, and problem solving as a TEAM.

Middle Skill Job Exploration NEW! Sessions related to exploring the accessible job sector of middle skill jobs (need a HS or less than a 4 yr college education)

Soft Skills for Job Success. It is specifically designed for those who are wanting to work on the soft skills (communication, problem solving, conflict resolution, and more) associated with gaining and maintaining a job.

Entry Level Career Exploration & Skills Needed for Job Success focuses on the entry level job options, exploration of them, and all the parts that go into getting a job and maintianing that entry level position.

Centauri are stand alone topics that are relevant to Job Readiness.

Intensives are designed just for a particular individual to refine, hone, and further develop an indivdual’s specific needs.

TWC programs-various programs UTH is a vendor for TWC for
Job Exposure Program-a program designed for hands on experience

Please click here to be transferred to the Job Readiness page to see broader descriptions of each of these programs.

Intensive Life Skills & Job Readiness Program (ages 16-29)

Need more intense, one on one direction?  Maybe can not attend when a pre-designated group is being held?  Maybe a particular group is not being held his session but want to work on the material?  Perhaps you want to go back over previous material? Consider our Intensive Program.

The intensive Program is tailored to your needs for Job Readiness or Life Skills. To learn more click here to head over to the Job Readiness page.

Adult Talk Special (ATS)

Adult talk Special (ATS) is a 2 hr program that covers special topics geared for those 18 and older!
The special topics are designed to be an open discussion format and touch on personal issues affecting adults.

What does the schedule for Adult Talk Special (ATS)  look like in a normal year/semester?

This summer UTH has had to change how it is offering its programming. All programming options are being offered stand alone (pick and choose what works for you!). Click here to see the offerings for online and in person.

Transitional Housing

First tenants scheduled to move in March 2020!
Enrollment now open! Contact info@unitedthroughhope.org to gain more details.

UTH’s transitional housing is a one year program designed for those wishing to practice TRUE independence and the last step BEFORE living completely on their own. The transitional housing program at UTH is designed for high functioning adults who have demonstrated various pre-requisites and want an opportunity to refine them before doing their final “unenabled” launch.
It includes:
• Co-habiting with other adults
• No live in “babysitter” as this program is not meant to enable
• Weekly meetings with our staff to focus on life skills, progress toward individually set goals (school, job, career, life skills, etc.), and conflict resolution at all settings
• Designed to mimic a real “move out” on your own, but with still guidance from staff

To gain details on pre-requisites and all programming details contact UTH