Caring and trained professional staff members at Smith House provide a home for teen girls ages 12–21. In addition to basic needs like food and clothing, our residents are provided with counseling services, structured educational support, life skills training, financial literacy classes, civic engagement and other hands-on opportunities aimed at preparing these vulnerable youth for successful, independent living after foster care.
At Pendleton Place’s Smith House, young women live together in a warm and welcoming environment where they have the opportunity to interact with each other and supportive adults. While Pendleton Place and Smith House are not a part of the Department of Social Services (DSS) all girls served by Smith House are referred by DSS and are in the foster care system.
At Smith House, girls are encouraged, comforted and empowered by trained professionals. They benefit from experiencing a safe and loving environment while also becoming equipped for a positive future.
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