We are the youth in the care of New York State. Promoting youth development, supporting adult/youth partnerships and adolescents in achieving successful outcomes. Our mission is to enhance and advance the lives of today and tomorrow’s foster youth. To do this, we pledge to educate everyone involved in the various systems Youth in Progress members represent to the realities of…
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.
Designed for youth, aged 14-21 years. There are three phases offered to eligible youth: Life Skills Instruction, Preparation towards Independence, and Aftercare Services. Transitional Living and Family Group Decision Making are also offered to eligible youth within the Independent Living Program. Stipends are available.
C2i provides programming and advocacy for foster care youth, 15 – 24, promoting a successful transition to living independently. Services are designed to meet county goals, preparing youth as they age out of foster care. C2i focuses on five core competencies: Financial Literacy, Housing, Employment, Education & Personal Wellness. C2i services are individualized based on their ILP.
Think of Us is a web and mobile life-coaching platform that helps foster youth navigate their transition to adulthood. The platform is like Asana or Trello for foster youth, and it ensures that they are aware of all the steps they have to take to navigate the foster-care system and they are prepared to live independently after they turn 18…
The 412 Youth Zone is a safe and welcoming one-stop center for youth ages 16-23, that are transitioning out of the foster care system and are eligible for independent living services or are experiencing unstable housing. The program, a vision of Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services, is designed for 1,500 eligible youth to gain stability and independence.
National Safe Place Network (NSPN) is a membership association who provides training and technical assistance to youth service organizations across the country. NSPN and its programs ensure an effective system of response for youth in crisis through public and private partnerships at a local, state and national level.
Safe Place® is a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people in need of immediate help and safety. As a community-based program, Safe Place designates businesses and organizations as Safe Place locations, making help readily available to youth in communities across the country.
The Foster Coalition elevates the national consciousness about foster care through PR, social media & journalism. It offers a central repository of resources & best practice programs for foster youth, foster parents and those who wish to support children in care. Help develop & support programs that create foster youth jobs & life skills training