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…
Today’s youth are faced with a myriad of complex and difficult issues and often lack an adequate support system to transition successfully into adulthood. In response, The California Coalition for Youth (CCY) provides strong statewide policy leadership around issues concerning disconnected runaway and homeless youth.
Pivot, Inc. is a nonprofit community organization that advocates, educates, intervenes and counsels youth and families to make a positive difference in their lives. What we do: Meet housing & basic needs, provide education & job assistance, prevention & intervention, and therapeutic care.
Journey House provides services exclusively to former foster youth in; Housing, Education, Employment, and Independent Living Counseling. Journey House is not a residential program, however, most youth continue as program participants because of the support and guidance that they receive as they transition out of foster care and beyond.
Youth In Mind (YIM) is a California-based nonprofit organization founded and steered by youth affected by the mental health system. Youth In Mind members participate in multiple levels of leadership and advocacy, including member leadership summits, mental health conferences, and local advocacy activities with the purpose of promoting positive change through authentic youth engagement.
The National Foster Care Registry changes the landscape of independent living programs offered to young people transitioning from foster care into adulthood. This initiative provides framework for reforming services and systems to effectively meet the needs of youth aging out of foster care.
Within the Office of Families and Children, the Transitional Youth Program team links Ohio’s youth and Independent Living casework staff to supportive community services, beneficial resources and innovative programming to assist with a seamless transition from foster care to emancipation.
We believe it is essential for young people impacted by foster care and homelessness to play a leadership role in bringing about positive change. We offer programs that engage and train youth and young adult participants throughout the year in a menu of activities designed to promote confidence, create positive relationships, build skills, and provide practical leadership and advocacy experience.
The mission of the PA Youth Advisory Board is to educate, advocate, and form partnerships to create a positive change in the substitute care system. It is made up of 14-21 year olds who are or were in the substitute care system.
iFoster is an online resource portal for anyone living outside of their biological home, their caregivers, and organizations that serve them.