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  • SIYA is a nonprofit organization in Fort Myers, Florida dedicated to assisting at-risk young adults, especially those aging out of foster care, by providing individualized support, guidance, life skills and mentoring. Our goal is to provide a caring community emphasizing community, empowerment, accountability, integrity, respect and tenacity.

    Our ultimate vision is to offer a transitional housing community meeting the needs of at-risk young adults.

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a Cup of Coffee for SIYA

You know how you stop by your favorite coffee shop to grab that cup o’ joe each morning?  Would you consider donating that amount to SIYA today to help us continue creating a community for at-risk young adults? Just click here to make a donation! SIYA is a volunteer, community-based 501(c)3 doing great things in … Continue reading

Donation Appeal Campaign v4.001

Please consider donating to SIYA. Any amount is greatly appreciated! Our goal is to purchase a small apartment complex (8-18 units) where our community can live, learn and grow together – where we can become a family and provide support to one another. However, in the meantime, we are still mentoring, coaching, tutoring and providing … Continue reading

Donation Appeal Campaign v2.001

Please consider donating to SIYA.  Any amount is greatly appreciated! Our goal is to purchase a small apartment complex (8-18 units) where our community can live, learn and grow together – where we can become a family and provide support to one another. However, in the meantime, we are still mentoring, coaching, tutoring and providing … Continue reading

Donation Appeal Campaign.001

Please consider donating to SIYA.  Any amount is greatly appreciated! Our goal is to purchase a small apartment complex (8-18 units) where our community can live, learn and grow together – where we can become a family and provide support to one another. However, in the meantime, we are still mentoring, coaching, tutoring and providing … Continue reading

Why SIYA Exists (A True Story)

A Birthday Story On her eighteenth birthday at ten o’clock in the morning, she packed her bag and left the place she called home to begin her adult life.  The place was a group foster home.  Her bag was a green trash bag.  Her adult life was a bare apartment on the other side of … Continue reading

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A Call for Furniture & Cash Donations

SIYA is a young nonprofit organization and as such relies on in-kind donations to uphold our mission to meet the individual needs of at-risk young adults. We have several youth who are aging out of foster care and are in immediate need of furniture.  SIYA’s Furniture Program is a very important and vital part of … Continue reading

SIYA Young Adult on WINK News

Watch the WINK News report about SIYA community young adult, Jason York, receiving a computer from Florida Gulf Coast University through the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida. Shown is a digital drawing that York created based on the SIYA logo of a lotus flower. Across cultures, the lotus flower is used to inspire people to … Continue reading

SIYA Raises Money and Fun!

On Sunday, January 29, SIYA held its first fundraising event to introduce the nonprofit to the wider Lee County Community.  It was a great success exceeding our fundraising goal, raising $1,500 and having a mini-van donated so that a program can be developed for young adults to be able to get their driver’s license.  Most … Continue reading

In The News-Press…

Helping foster children transition to real life when they get too old for the care system was the goal Sunday of a fundraiser by Supporting Independent Young Adults. Jane Bell, co-founder of the nonprofit SIYA, said the event at the Paseo Village Center was designed to help the organization eventually build a model transitional living … Continue reading

Presenting Sponsor Named For SIYA Event

It is with great honor and gratitude to announce that the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida is the Presenting Sponsor for our SIYA fundraising event on Sunday January 29th. A heartfelt thank you to the Children’s Network and all our sponsors: The Sievert Chiropractic and Medical Clinic, China Garden Restaurant, Ms Linda Rand, Jevon Kearse … Continue reading

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