Eileen & Callie’s Place

Vision: Every young woman aging out of foster care will have a safe place to live, the opportunity to become independent, and develop the skills needed to maintain a positive and productive lifestyle. Mission: To empower, educate and train young women aged out of foster care to utilize life skills and community resources to support their ability to sustain an…

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Bridgeview – Caples Terrace

The Bridgeview Self-Sufficiency Program at Caples Terrace is a life-skills building program designed to help young people aged 18-24 launch into thriving adulthood. Our goal is for youth to use stable housing as a platform for increasing their self-sufficiency.

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Olive Crest – Operation Independence

Operation Independence is a comprehensive program that provides foster youth 15-24 years of age with the support and training that is necessary to become independent and successful adults. Whether in foster care, group homes, transitional housing or living on their own, Operation Independence creates a personal relationship-based plan designed for each young adult’s specific needs.

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Treehouse – Fostering Futures

Our youth-centered academic program, Graduation Success, helps youth in foster care engage and invest in their education and future. The Graduation Success program currently serves middle and high school students in foster care in King County and high school students in foster care in school districts in Pierce, Spokane and Snohomish counties.

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(2003) Foster Youth Transition to Independence Study

This is the Second Annual Report on the Foster Youth Transition to Independence Study (FYT). There are three main purposes of the FYT study: (1) to examine the characteristics of youth leaving public child welfare foster care in Washington state; (2) to examine how prepared those youth are for emancipation; and (3) to examine how the youth have fared after emancipation….

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(2009) Helping Former Foster Youth Graduate from College: Campus Support Programs in California and Washington State

One notable exception is the growing number of campus support programs for young people making the transition out of foster care. Although each program is unique, they typically provide an array of financial, academic, social/emotional, and logistical (e.g., housing) supports to help former foster youth stay in school and graduate. They are currently concentrated in California or Washington State and are supported, at least…

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