WHO WE ARE
Change starts here.
KIC-IT began in 2011 as the need for homeless youth services was identified in Johnson County. KIC-IT provides individualized programs & support for youth, ages 16-26, in breaking the cycle of homelessness by helping them achieve sustainable life change. As an organization, we value collaborative partnerships to serve the unstably housed or homeless youth in our community.
What we do.
We believe that life change happens upon the foundation of healthy relationships. Building relationships, establishing boundaries, & setting goals helps youth redefine their life path. By connecting them to services, skill development, & improved relationships our youth will experience growth - socially, emotionally, mentally.
Helping youth develop a strong foundation is the key to true life transformation & independence.
Each of the KIC-IT programs and initiatives are based upon these core beliefs.
Our goal is to support and encourage youth along the way to sustainable life change.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
KIC-IT wants to help youth establish sustainable life change. We believe a person centered approach that meets individual needs is the best path to success. Clients meet 1:1 with youth development coaches & through relationships work towards achieving goals.
Youth Ally Program.
The YAP provides training opportunities for adults to serve as a mentor to a young person in need of encouragement.
We believe young people are more successful when they have multiple people providing a source of encouragement.
Youth Ally for Homeless Education & Prevention. (YAHEP)
The YAHEP program works directly with Johnson County high school students to increase graduation rates among at risk students, decrease dropout rates, and prevent future youth homelessness.
The drop-in center offers a variety of services for young adults who are experiencing homelessness. The Youth Center offers laundry facilities, showers, computer work stations, food & hygiene pantry, kitchen, and the Little Lord's Cupboard Boutique. The center provides a safe space for clients to meet with KIC-IT staff, volunteers, and utilize resources.
203 Commerce Drive
Franklin, IN 46131
Monday: 9a - 4p
Wednesday: 11a - 7p
Friday: 9a - 4p
Reinforcing our Commitment.
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for assisting our clients. KIC-IT offers monthly Youth Action Nights that provide a meal, while developing skills that promote independence & personal development.
Community Outreach Activities.
Easter Meal & Basket Distribution
New Kicks for School
Stuff the Trunk
Food & Hygiene Distributions
Camp Out for Homelessness
Shine Bright Christmas Event
203 Commerce Drive, Franklin, IN 46131
Youth Center Hours
Monday: 9am - 4pm
Wednesday: 11am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm
Office: (317) 868-8742
Fax: (317) 868-8743
Youth Resource Link: (317) 412-4973
United Way Helpline: (317) 738-4636