“Transitioning to adulthood is difficult, especially for youth who live in unsafe environments and lack support systems. Many young women in the Reno area live this reality due to unfortunate situations that have left them homeless and directionless. NYEP gives young women a place to feel safe and supported. Our staff truly cares. We teach the women crucial life lessons that change the way they view the world, and we provide the knowledge and resources for them to become self-sufficient. When these young women change their futures, they change their children’s futures, too.”
– Monica DuPea, NYEP Founder
NYEP helped me to get on top of the things that were holding me down. Now, I work with people with disabilities and have my own apartment with two cats I love. I don’t think I could have gotten to this point without NYEP’s guidance and support. They are still there for me to this day. I love them.
I left my last foster home feeling lonely and unloved. With NYEP’s help, I became hopeful and focused. Now I’m married to a person who treats me like a queen, I have three beautiful children, and I feel great purpose in my life.
Because of NYEP, I was able to finish high school, as well as learn the skills necessary to find and keep a job, access college scholarships and find independent housing. Now I work full-time at a local hospital and attend trade school.
*Names have been changed to protect the youth’s identity.