Homelessness, Supportive Housing

Successful Efforts to House Youth Aging Out of Foster Care


First Place for Youth, a nonprofit organization that serves youth who are preparing to age out of foster care or who have recently aged out of care, has been very successful providing these youth with appropriate housing, is the subject of a new NAEH best practice profile.

First Place for Youth was the first organization in northern California to provide affordable, transitional housing and supportive services to former foster youth and has expanded to become the largest agency in California providing these services. With a focus on one outcome, helping former foster youth build a foundation that will help them successfully transition to responsible adulthood, First Place for Youth frees these youth from worrying about where they will live and allows them to plan for their future. As a result, First Place has excellent outcomes on both housing stability and economic security - 84 percent of all program participants remain housed after exiting the program and 77 percent maintain employment with an average wage of almost $10 per hour.

To Learn More:
Read the Brief from NAEH


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