Public-private partnerships can transform communities and change lives. The partnership between The Allstate Foundation and OMNI Youth Services is an example of how two organizations can come together to deliver sustainable change. For nearly 30 years Allstate has supported OMNI’s mission of partnering with parents and the community to develop responsible youth and strengthen families.
“Allstate is committed to the safety and wellbeing of future generations and our support of OMNI helps to ensure that all youth have the opportunity to overcome challenges, walk down the aisle at graduation, learn valuable skills, stay safe and enjoy life’s greatest successes,”said Shayna Schulz, vice president at Allstate. “We partner with OMNI because they have a staff dedicated to getting superior results and helping change the life-trajectory of local teens.”
Over the years, support from corporations such as Allstate has been instrumental in filling unmet community needs in essential services,” said Jay Meyer, executive director of OMNI Youth Services. “In the face of challenging economic times, this funding enables us to provide high quality, life changing counseling and support services customized for each young person we serve. Together, OMNI and Allstate have positively affected more than 46,000 teen lives.”
Contributing to OMNI’s success with young people is its Journey Wilderness Therapy Program which enriches the counseling experience by actively involving the teen in action, treatment and reflection. Of those participating in OMNI experiential programing last year, 92% of teens achieved 80% of their treatment goals, an 85% improvement over state-wide averages for completion rates. Additionally, 79% decreased or ceased their substance use altogether, a 126% improvement over state-wide averages for decreasing/eliminating usage.
Visit the OMNI website www.omniyouth.org to hear testimony from actual clients.
About The Allstate Foundation
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit www.AllstateFoundation.org.