PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL INC
Let’s rise above and beyond all adversity!
Please forward all RBWO Referral Forms to Blake.Ravennah@PhoenixRises.org
They will be reviewed within 48 hours and you will be contacted to schedule an interview.
up to 45 min interview
Within 24 hours after interview:
Youth and Social Workers will be contacted within 24 hours of the interview on a determination if not delivered same day.
You are the first line of defense for the youth of Georgia. You protect them from abuse, neglect, and any host of unfortunate circumstances. You have your finger on the pulse of the issues, complications, and ramifications of their care. Phoenix International Inc. wants to make the referral process as seamless and as easy as possible for you to refer youth to our ILP. We have outline a rubric for admissions below, that we have determined based upon our current capabilities, space, and expertise will allow us to give all of the youth within the program the greatest chance at success. Space is limited and the stakes are high so we can only afford to admit individuals that want to be in the program and will put forth an effort to take advantage of all it has to offer.
Our program focuses on elevating the youths experience in a full immersion model in which desirable yet affordable market apartments are procured through our partnership with The Villages at Carver. Quality furniture is being furnished by our partners at Cort Furniture. Every room will be equipped with a queen sized bed, writing desk, chest of drawers, and lamp. Each apartment will have a full dining room and living room set. Our participants will be supplied with their own color coded sets of linens and dishes. It is important for us to provide a sense of ownership for our youth, so these things will be in their welcome box as they move in. All bedroom doors lock for privacy and the security of our youths' possessions.
While a major aim of the program is to both provide sustainable housing and an eventual job for our youth. We prioritize elevation and sustainability as minimum wage employment is not a sustainable model for our youth. We have developed partnerships with various business owners, companies, and professionals to create internships and mentoring opportunities that will convey skills to our youth that open the door to better paying jobs.. An example of this would be our partnership with the Maintenance department at the Villages at Carver. Our youth have the opportunity to learn invaluable handy skills, as well as gain certifications such as pool maintenance and EPA certification which allows them to work with heating and air. These certifications alone make them instantly marketable to any apartment complex, and open them up to jobs between $13.00 and $17.00 an hour.The program focuses on delivering life skills such as basic home economics, financial literacy, nutrition/healthy living, communications, etiquette, resume writing, and interviewing skills. This is by no means an exhaustive list but hopefully serves as a good introduction to our program. More info on the program specifics can be found on our program overview page.