The Community Connections Youth Project® (CCYP®) provides advocacy and social support finding for young adults who have suffered from abuse and neglect and are at risk of becoming homeless, incarcerated, unemployed, unexpectant parents, or dying young without access to the same supports that others in their peer group gain from traditional family and community settings.
Lad Lake works to promote independent living and prevent youth homelessness by helping two groups of young adults most at risk: youth “aging out” of foster care and young adults with serious mental health conditions. Studies have shown that both of these groups of young adults are more likely to experience homelessness and live in poverty. Lad Lake’s proven programs are designed…
WEDO CCAV is a program dedicated to providing a network of support to Transitional Age Youth (young adults ages 16-25 years) and justice involved adults in order to ensure they have the tools they need to be successful and thrive independently.
Major law and policy changes are needed at the federal and state levels in order to give these youth — our youth — a meaningful opportunity to become financially independent and self-sufficient after leaving foster care. CAI’s efforts in this area include impact litigation, legislative and regulatory advocacy, research and publication of special reports, and more.
Angel Reach has developed a three-level housing plan with additional expectations at each level. The program is designed to foster increased independence at each level. At all levels, free counseling is provided to focus on repairing the emotional scars of abuse and neglect. As a foster youth advances through the levels, life skills classes prepare the young adults to be…
Our mission is to protect the rights of children in poverty and those overcoming abuse and neglect. By delivering free legal services, supportive programs that create pathways to education and jobs, advocacy, and systemic solutions, the Alliance levels the playing field and ensures that children who experience foster care are able to fulfill their potential.
The Youth Resource Center provides a low-barrier space to meet the basic needs of young adults ages 17-24 experiencing or at risk of homelessness, many of whom have aged out of foster care. The service continuum includes drop-in services with showers, laundry, computer lab, and hygiene products, as well as independent living services, mentoring, and rapid rehousing.
Special Treasures is a non-profit thrift store that supports foster teens and aged-out young adults. They learn work skills such as furniture repair, furniture painting, warehouse management, stocking, salesmanship and more. Youth are mentored by volunteers and workforce development staff. They also get help with resumes, work ethics, financial management, and internships and job placement.
Each year, Just in Time for Foster Youth mobilizes a caring community to help over 850 transition age youth (18-26) with resources and relationships to become capable, confident and connected. We meet emergency needs, fill gaps in knowledge and experience, enhance job skills, and build confidence, resilience and well-being through connections to over 600 volunteers and former foster youth staff.