Less than two years after leaving foster care, more than 80% of emancipated foster youth end up homeless, in prison, pregnant, or addicted to drugs.
Something must be done.
In an answer to help these vulnerable youth transition on to productive lives, we opened our Emancipating Youth home in 2014. This is a safe place where young men and women can learn what it means to be an adult and become self-sufficient.
Working directly with the Department of Children and Family Services, we welcome young people ages 18-24 who have aged out of foster care and do not have a family or resources of their own.
By helping children and youth who have gotten a rough start in life, we can prevent the next generation of homelessness.
If you are a youth who has been in foster care and would like to find out more information or apply to the program please fill out the application form by clicking here.