North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

Best Practice Program Profile: First Place for Youth

The National Alliance to End Homelessness has released a best practice program profile on 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. 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.
Download the profile here or read it on the NAEH website.
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