Administrative Office: 1253 3rd Street S.E. Canton, Ohio 44707 Phone: 330.453.9199
Mission Statement: P.A.L. Mission provides stable, secure housing and life skills training to the at-risk populations of adolescents in foster care who are preparing to leave the foster care system, former foster youth who have already emancipated from the foster care system and homeless young adults up to the age of 25.
We believe every young adult has the right to live the life that God has designed for them. We wish to give them every opportunity to live up to their fullest potential and experience success, fulfillment and love
The P.A.L. Mission program was incorporated in December 1996 as a private, non-profit,
faith-based organization to provide housing, life skills training and a myriad of support services to young women who had 'aged out' of the foster care system
and were not prepared to live independently.
After eighteen years, the agency has evolved and is embarking
on a new path to operate a drop-in center for at-risk youth as well as the
continued operation of the long-standing PLUS life skills program.
The agency is licensed by the Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services
as an "independent living arrangement" which provides independent
living opportunities for the older teen in foster care.
G.I.F.T. (Going Into Final Transition) Apartment Program
provides both male and female foster youth an opportunity to experience apartment living on their own while still remaining in the custody of the child welfare agency responsible for their care.
The program allows them a chance to use the multitude of life skills they've learned through a Job and Family Services-sponsored life skills curriculum to show they are capable of living independently in an apartment PRIOR to exiting from foster care.
G.I.F.T. Program participation should be 9 - 12 month in duration.
Call us at 330-453-9199 for more information.
P.L.U.S. (People Learning Useful Skills)
Our 46 week curriculum includes instruction developed by
the nationally-known Phillip Roy curriculum as well as lessons developed by our volunteer curriculum facilitators.
Held weekly, most topics include pre and post testing to determine the effectiveness of the teaching and the mastery level developed by the program participant.
Our agency is a member of OACCA
Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies
and is an
Ohio Benefit Bank site