Spring Board Creating Momentum for Independence

Housing and Assistance for Foster Youth in Sarasota

Welcome to Springboard, an innovative program designed to meet the many needs of young adults ages 18-22 who have aged out of foster care or those who are otherwise at risk of becoming homeless.

We provide high-quality, conveniently located, independent living arrangements in Sarasota. Additionally, we provide real-world life skills training, tutoring, mentoring and therapeutic services that will provide self-sufficiency for the young adults. Each young adult will reside in a one bedroom unit of a duplex. The units are furnished and are centrally located with access to the bus route, shopping and dining.

These youth are at a critical point in their transition into full independence, and we will provide them with the support and tools that they will need to do this successfully.
“We hope to impact young adults in a way that will provide them a Springboard to full independence.”
-Executive Director, Rich Stroud

Areas of Service


Independent living in one bedroom/one bath move-in ready duplex in a safe convenient location, furniture, simple maintenance and cleaning skills


Bus connections, car, insurance, driver’s course and license, auto maintenance

Employment Assistance

Interviewing skills, job connections, application review, acquiring a living wage


Planning, opening checking and savings accounts, paying bills, financial assistance with utility deposits, understanding and acquiring credit

Interpersonal Relationships

Mentoring, identifying family/other support systems


Transitioning into full independence
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Our Staff

Bob and Joan Geyer

Bob and Joan Geyer

Bob and Joan Geyer are co-founders and the owners of the Springboard property , Sunset Park Apartments.

Rich Stroud

Rich Stroud is the Executive Director of the parent organization Everyday Blessings Inc. He, along with the Geyer's cofounded Springboard. He is the community and agency liaison.
Rich Stroud
Jordan Faza

Jordan Faza

As Springboard Coordinator, Jordan enjoys building relationships with each of our program participants on a one-to-one basis to help them on their journey to full independence. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 2012, and volunteers as a Guardian Ad Litem in Pinellas County.


Individuals have found permanent housing with a lease and sufficient funding.


Percent of individuals have maintained their apartments & have paid all of their own utilities.


Percent of program youth are in school; high school, GED courses or college.


Percent of program youth own automobiles.

Our News

girl ABC Action News Feature: Springboard Help...
Springboard was recently featured in an article/video by ABC Action News.  Thank you for sharin...
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woman and man Carrie & Tom's Story
Our parent organization, Everyday Blessings, Inc, created this video to showcase Tom & Carrie, a...
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kid playing with girl Lalia's Story
Lalia is one of our current program participants and since the production of this video, she has p...
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