New Yorkers for Children

There are approximately 8,000 foster youth in NYC today. Of these youth, about 250 manage to enroll in college every year, overcoming tremendous odds. Unlike their peers, this group of young people will not receive the same guidance, support, and tools as their counterparts. For many of these deserving young people, the resources provided by NYFC will be the only…

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The New York Foundling

A successful transition to adulthood includes maintaining stable and safe housing, remaining free from criminal justice involvement, participating in an educational or vocational program, and developing the life skills necessary to become a responsible citizen. The LifeSet program not only works with young people who are aging out of foster care and other youth in crisis situations, but also partners…

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AIM Independent Living Center

AIM Independent Living Center has received $1 million in state funding to develop supportive housing in the City of Corning for homeless young adults and young adults aging out of foster care. The apartment complex will include five single-occupancy apartments, as well as a community room with a kitchen and a laundry room. It will provide housing for homeless young adults ages 18-25; as well as young adults…

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JCCA

JCCA’s dedicated Youth Development Coordinators individually assess the needs of each participant, and then work together with the client by creating an action plan toward achieving PYA (Preparing Youth for Adulthood) goals, personal growth and success. Vocational Coordinators are experts in developing career goals and helping to develop employment skills by providing workshops and job referrals.

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FosterKidsUnite

With the help of our community and your donations, we proudly have been able to provide scholarships, gift boxes, and mentoring to aged out foster youth. The aged out community is often forgot about once they leave the system, FosterKidsUnite, Inc hopes to be a resource to help them through college. Education and community support  are  key to the success…

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Fair Futures

Fair Futures is a coalition of child welfare agencies, non-profits, foundations, advocates and young adults working to ensure we fulfill our promise to New York City’s foster youth. Together, we can make sure every young person in foster care in New York City has a fair shot at success, from middle school into adulthood.

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Pockets Change: Hip Hop & Finance

Pockets Change is changing the way finance is taught through hip hop pedagogy. Teaming up with communities across the country, our in-person workshops and online lessons go beyond the budget sheet to develop financial habits that align with students’ goals and values. Understanding our finances impacts more than our wallets, it’s critical to self-advocacy and promoting social justice.

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Family and Children’s Services of Niagara

Many youths in the community are struggling to make the transition to young adulthood, but they do not need emergency shelter services. The Transitional Services Program is available to youth ages 16 to 21 years old to help them learn the skills necessary to become strong, independent young adults.

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The Door

The Door provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of New York City youth aged 12-24. See below for a list of program categories, as well as some quick links to all of the programs & services we offer.

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