A Way Home America is an advocacy organization ending homelessness for Black, Indigenous, youth of color, and LGBTQ+ youth, on a path to ending it for all. The circumstances that lead young people to experience homelessness are unique to the individual. They may be rooted in family conflict, like running away from an abusive household, or being kicked out of…
This nonprofit was founded to encourage, inspire, and empower youth with tools to be the best version of themselves. They offer journals, coloring books, and workforce readiness training to prepare youth the workforce, and most importantly build self-esteem through discovering their personal greatness.
Amarillo Angels created the Dare to Dream program (for youth ages 15-22) and Dare to Dream Jr. program (for youth ages 11-14) to provide one-on-one mentorship to youth in care. Their mentors are advocates, guides, role models, valued friends, and available resources who guide youth in their accomplishment of developmental milestones through intentional giving, relationship building, and mentorship.
The mission of Connections Homes Texas is to prevent poverty, homelessness, and exploitation for aged out foster and homeless youth without family by connecting them to Mentoring Families. Their vision is that every homeless and former foster youth would thrive in life and impact their world from the safety of a healthy connection.
The mission of Operation: Achieve Independence (OAI) is to provide youth in foster care with all of the tools necessary to be successful when they age out of care. They provide youth with mentors, career and college preparation, life skills training, and more.
RMYA’s TurningPoint program opened in 1999 to serve youth aging out of foster care in a residential setting. Former and extended foster youth (18-24 years) live in 6 houses and receive life and job skills, counseling, and assistance with education, health & social service resources, and referrals.