(2019) Perspectives of Youth Aging Out of Foster Care on Relationship Strength and Closeness in their Support Networks

Research, practice, and policy focus on the importance of relationships with young people aging out of foster care, especially relational permanency. While previous research has examined these relationships, typically with mentors, foster parents, or biological parents, few have examined the quality of strong network ties within support networks. This study incorporated a network approach to understanding how youth discussed strong…

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One Accord Connections

New Options More Opportunities (NoMo) is a holistic and comprehensive site-based program that offers an array of program supports that are scheduled and facilitated in a manner that best engages youth through several core components.

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PEARLS Court

The mission of PEARLS Court is to invest in female girls ages 14 to 18 who have been placed in foster care. PEARLS Court supplies therapeutic care, case management, life skills training, programming, and mentoring.

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Reclaimed43

Reclaimed43 is a non-profit 501C3 mentor program dedicated to creating community, consistency, and connections for teenagers aging out of foster care. Their foster youth programming includes mentoring, connecting youth with cars, connecting youth with a support system, and providing other assistance.

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R.I.S.E. Center at Community Inspired Actions

Our R.I.S.E program is an Independent Living and Transitional Living Programs for youth that have aged out of the Delaware Foster care system or are homeless, including independent living, education, case management, mentoring, training, basic skills, hygiene, money management, housing, and more.

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Safe Families PLUS

Safe Families PLUS (Providing Lasting Unconditional Support) mentors are key partners in helping older youth successfully transition to adulthood. Mentors are paired with a youth or young adult between the ages of 14 to 21, and are expected to commit to at least a year of meeting on a consistent basis. Mentors can serve as “anchor families” to youth, providing a…

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Salvation Army of Lubbock – Passage Program

The Salvation Army and Saint Francis Church partnered up to launch a new program in Lubbock called “Passage.” This program was created specifically for teens who have aged out of foster care. The program provides these young adults room and board, job training, mentorship, and support in pursuing higher education. It also teaches essential life skills including planning, saving, and setting…

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Make It Matter: The Collective

Make It Matter: The Collective is a nonprofit organization committed to providing hope for foster teens aging out of the child welfare system. Our mission is to transition foster teens to self-sufficiency by working with community partners to provide one-on-one mentoring, quality housing, and other supportive services.

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The Furnish Co.

While their commitment is to provide quality furniture and accessories for your home, their mission is to be a source for youth aging out of the foster system in Madison County. As a community partner to Make It Matter, they will employ youth transitioning out of care, and support MIM in providing one-on-one mentoring, quality housing, and other supportive services for…

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