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Residental Group Homes

Residential is the core of all SailFuture programming, students participate in multi-month long sailing expeditions, adventure counseling, private high school education, vocational and job training, and independent living programming.

Residential Program Overview

SailFuture operates two residential homes in St. Petersburg, Florida licensed by the Department of Children and Families.

Each home accommodates 6 youth between the ages of 13 – 17. Unlike most other residential providers, SailFuture has developed an in-house network of critical support services that our teens receive under one umbrella from a unified team.

Eligiblity Criteria

Age between: 12 - 17 years old
Gender: Male
Referral Source: Youth in foster care

High-impact & comprehensive programming

Unlike most residential programs, SailFuture engages youth in comprehensive and high-impact programming designed specifically for high-risk teens.

Our comprehensive includes 60-day sailing journeys throughout the world, adventure-based mental health counseling, practical job training, and a hands-on technical high school.

International Sailing Expeditions
Youth navigate a 65-ft racing boat through the Caribbean and the Americas, participating in service projects and hands-on
Private High School
While at SailFuture, youth attend SailFuture’s private high school with 1:6 class sizes instead of getting lost in the public school system.
Adventure-based Therapy & Mental Health Counseling
Youth receive daily support from a counselor they learn to trust through shared experience, travel, and true mentorship.
Job Training and Support
Maritime, culinary, and construction skills training integrated into school and sailing expeditions + paid apprenticeships on the boat and at home.

Lead by Passionate Leaders
& Live-In Parents

Our homes are led by passionate live-in parents, who are talented professionals from unique industries and backgrounds. There are no shift staff.

To enter the program, youth are invited to in-person or FaceTime visits to learn more about the home and our adults. Youth interview us as much as we do them; it’s their choice to live here.

Extended Foster Care Support
2-bedroom apartments within walking distance from SailFuture’s homes and continued support after your 18th birthday.
Live-In House Parents
Live with passionate, qualified house parents that live, mentor, and support

Our Residential Homes

Residential homes in St. Petersburg, Florida licensed by
the Department of Childeren and Families

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Pinellas Point

5,000 sqft waterfront home for 6 youth ages 13-17.

  • 5,000 sq/ft Waterfront Property

  • Access to sailing facilities, kayaks, boats, ect.

  • Ideally located in Pinellas Point, South St. Petersburg

  • 7 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Lakewood Estates Home

4,500 sqft-2 story home for 6 youth ages 13-17.

  • Ideally located in the historic Lakewood Estates neighborhood

  • 4,500 sq/ft, two story home

  • 8 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms

  • Heated swimming pool

Contact Us

Questions, referrals, or interested in volunteering? Send us a message!

Hunter Thompson, Residential Program Director

Phone number
+1 (727) 902-7641

Interested in joining our residential team?

We're always looking for qualify and compassionate adults to help serve the children in our community.

Recent News

SailFuture Begins Construction on New High School

Current SailFuture students and staff began construction at the site of the new SailFuture Academy today which is slated to open in August of 2021.

Lindsay Danielson

SailFuture Purchases Norwood School as Site for New High School

In December of 2019, SailFuture became the owner of the historic Norwood School building located at 2154 27th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713.

Lindsay Danielson

SailFuture Secures National Funding from The Drexel Fund

We are excited to announce that SailFuture has been selected as a national finalist to receive grant funding from The Drexel Fund.

Lindsay Danielson