Live the Victory, Inc/ dba The Matthews House
Target demographics: young adults ages 16-21 who have little family support, particularly those emancipating from foster care and/or on parole with the juvenile justice system
Direct beneficiaries per year: 90-100
Geographic areas served: Larimer County, Colorado
• In 2011, Realities for Children honored 12 youth who had triumphed over neglect and abuse. Eight recipients were Matthews House participants.
• Since opening in 2005, ○ 97% of youth in our program have gained a support system ○ 90% have increased knowledge of life skills ○ 72% have acquired employment ○ 92% have maintained healthy relationships ○ 76% have participated in leadership/new behavior training ○ 91% have not entered or returned to the justice system ○ 88% have earned a high school diploma or GED ○ 97% have avoided parenthood before age 19 ○ 90% have abstained from substance abuse