Posted on October 9, 2019
Housing for Former Foster Youth | The need for the foster care program is obvious, as it provides an opportunity for children without safe or stable family lives to grow and develop. However, children don’t stay young forever, and those kids will be vulnerable when they turn 18 and exit the foster program. With that said, housing for former foster youth is an important initiative, and it is available through the Transitional Housing Program Plus.
A Grim Outlook
The statistics paint a clear picture of what happens to foster kids when they become adults, and it’s not pretty – homelessness is common, and it’s difficult for many to establish a stable adult life. By offering housing for former foster youth through THP Plus, it’s possible to help these kids get on the right track as they adjust to living on their own. That adjustment is tough enough for children who come from traditional families, so it’s easy to see why it’s so hard for those coming from foster care.
Building a Platform
Often, former foster children just need some guidance and assistance to get on a path toward a successful adult life. Housing for former foster youth can be too expensive when they first move out, which is why the THP Plus program has been designed to step in and make life a little more affordable. If the housing program helps a young adult pursue higher education, find a steady job, and feel safe, it will have been a huge success.
Children First FFA is a private, non-profit organization in Northern California that is dedicated to helping change lives by providing a safe place for children to heal in a culture of love, acceptance, and consistency.