On Ramp is a resource center that helps young adults 16-24 transition from circumstances like foster care, mental health programs, homelessness and unstable living situations, to successful adulthood. The On Ramp is a special program because it is a true partnership of many different agencies and programs in Mecklenburg County that can offer support to help you reach your potential. The On Ramp uses a model called RENEW to focus on helping you set and meet goals in education, employment, health and safety, community interaction, and housing.
The services we provide are:
Intensive Case Management
Intensive Case Management is one-on-one support from your Transition Specialist. Your Transition Specialist will work with you to help you figure out where you want your life to go and what is needed to get you there.
Your future is just that—YOUR future. We help you make and follow a plan that will help you get on the road to becoming independent and successful. Your plans have goals that you say you want for yourself and who you want to help you with achieving those goals.
At the On Ramp, we offer workshops designed to prepare you for the many challenges you may face as an adult like managing your money so that you can pay things like household bills and rent, learning how to take control of your health by going to the doctor, and help with developing relationships with people that can support you in your journey to independence.
Our staff will help guide you through YOUR plan for the future. We have volunteers who also work to help you meet your goals. A Peer Mentor will be also offered to you to help guide you in learning these new skills. If interested, we can also help you become a Peer Mentor so you can help other young people in the program meet their goals.