The LIFE (Learning Independence from Experience) Project promotes self-confidence and self-sufficiency for eligible young adults by providing a variety of housing options for young adults. These different settings allow young adults to experience independent living while continuing to receive support, guidance, and assistance with skills development. Participants must be 18 to 21 years of age, either single or parenting single…
This analysis examined California county birth rate variations among girls in foster care. The objective was to generate data to assess potential intervention points tied to federal legislation extending foster care beyond age 18 years. (Journal of Adolescent Health)
If you’re between the ages of 18 and 22, and you don’t have a safe place to live, our Transitional Living Program can help you make a home of your own. We know that succeeding on your own is about much more than finding a place to lay your head at night. Our program can help you develop the skills…
This report presents demographic characteristics, health service access and use, and timing of key fertility-related milestones among adults aged 18–44 who had ever been in foster care as compared with those who had never been in foster care in the United States.
“SMILE” stands for Support System, Mentoring, Independent Living, and Education. The Smile House will be a Transitional Program for teenagers and young adults aging out of foster care. Through the Smile Program, these youth will benefit from opportunities to develop the skills necessary for independent living and from access to support services that can help them navigate the transition to adulthood.
Individuals receive a 1-bed, 1-bath apartment with kitchen, living room, and equipped with basic furnishings. The HOME program provides support through a formal face-to-face checking in once a week, daily sign in/outs, and access to a variety of services including life skills training including meal planning, cooking, accessing transportation, budgeting, accessing services, and more.
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.
Footsteps provides Transitional Living services to youth in the foster care system ages 16 through 21. Youth are offered housing services in a group home setting or an independent apartment setting, based on their life skills and need. All youth are offered assistance with education, employment, mental and physical health, and life skills acquisition.
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.