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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Education, Ethnic & Immigrant Centers, Human Services, Immigration, Primary & Elementary Schools, Youth Development Programs

Mission: The mission is opening doors to opportunity, so individuals can achieve their dreams.

Programs: Unaccompanied minors program- serve youth who enter the united states without parents or adult guardians and have been detained by immigration officials. As one of the largest providers of shelter services to unaccompanied minors in the united states, our program encourages the development of personal, social, academic, and vocational skills while the minors await reunification with their families and/or resolution of their legal case. Minors are provided with education, counseling, casework management, recreation, and medical services. Our program honors and respects individual cultures and traditions, as well as offers opportunities for acculturation. These humanitarian services are provided in a nurturing, strength based environment.

the organization operates 68 programs with over 4,155 employees in six states impacting over 6,000 children and families on a daily basis.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 1

My foster daughter received the care of a highly skilled and creative crisis stabilizer from southwest key. She was promised from day one that the worker would not leave unless the teenager did not want her services any longer. The child has multiple mental health needs and can be quite uncooperative, however with this worker she had exhibited no violence and each week came home with thoughtful/positive creations (art, poems etc). This week we were stunned to learn the worker in consultation with her supervisor has decided to terminate the relationship. Without conversing with foster parent nor problem solving with the wraparound team, the child has simply been abandoned. No transfer of services was offered. The child and treatment foster worker and parent were in shock. I would not recommend this company under any circumstances.