Recognizing that one agency alone cannot fulfill the tremendous needs of young adults who no longer receive services through the juvenile justice and foster care systems, EGA has established a comprehensive collaboration of community-based agencies known as the Exodus Partnership. EGA offers a single point of entry for participants to access the variety of necessary services in the most coordinated manner.
EGA staff and members of the Exodus Partnership provide an array of services needed by residents including case management; individual counseling and peer support groups; life skills training such as tenant and career counseling; employment and job training referrals; parenting skills training/workshops; childcare referrals; pregnancy prevention counseling; continuing education programs, tutoring and mentoring; medical and mental health referrals; substance abuse counseling and referrals; family reunification like children of single parents reuniting with absent parent; legal assistance; and emergency food, clothing, medical, and rent funds. The Exodus Partnership consists of the following organizations:
- North General Diagnostic and Treatment Center provides ambulatory health care services and benefit entitlements.
- VIDA Family Services provides a comprehensive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment.
- America Works provides vocational assessments and job placement.
- Yorkville Common Pantry provides emergency food pantry, soup kitchen, laundry services, showers, clothing and haircuts.
- Workshop In Business Opportunities teaches entrepreneurship skills and financial literacy.
- Neighborhood Defender Service provides legal counseling and emergency services.
- Church of the Living Hope provides personal and spiritual advisement. Also extends the service of job training and development for ex-offenders through the program with Exodus Transitional Community.
- Union Settlement Association provides GED preparation, after school, recreational programs and mental health services. These services are provided through the following programs within Union Settlement: HIV Cares Network, East Harlem Works, and Johnson Counseling Center.
- Northside Center for Child Development, Inc. provides comprehensive, individualized mental health services, remedial educational programs, and recreational opportunities.
- Hope Program provides full-time job readiness program for adults who want to work.
- Child Welfare Organization Project provides parent leadership and advocacy, groups around navigating the Child Welfare system and obtaining assistance with Foster Care and Child Welfare matters.
- Year Up provides a one-year intensive training program for urban young adults, ages 10-24 with a combination of hands on skill development, college credits and corporate apprenticeships.