The mission of Domus Kids is to build loving relationships with young people facing adversity, empowering them to pursue their path to self-sufficiency.
The organization's target population is young people ages 12 to 25 from Stamford who, at intake, are either disengaged or disconnected. Most of the young people Domus serves have significant obstacles in their path that get in the way of school and life success. Domus works relentlessly alongside their youth to help them overcome these obstacles and thrive.
The foundation of Domus’s work is the loving relationships its trauma-responsive staff members form with young people and its positive youth development approach. By helping young people strengthen their educational engagement, workforce readiness skills, social and emotional skills, and skills in managing their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, Domus supports young people in graduating high school and transitioning successfully to post-secondary education or becoming employed on a path to self-sufficient income.