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Easing the Transition into Adulthood

For youth that age out of foster care without reuniting with their birth family or being adopted, the transition to adulthood can be fraught with hurdles. On average, youth exiting care without adult support face grim statistics:

  • 42% will be convicted of a crime.
  • 20% experience instant homelessness.
  • 70% of girls become pregnant by age 21.

Connecting Foster Youth with Invaluable Resources

FosterAdopt Connect’s Community Youth Connections Project® (CCYP) helps older youth in foster care navigate the struggles of approaching adulthood without a solid support system. As foster care alumni, our case managers offer a unique perspective on how to transition from foster care to self-sufficiency because they have made that leap themselves.

We connect youth to resources in several areas, including housing, higher education, employment, healthcare, finances, social supports, transportation, legal advocacy, and more. Our goal is to see young adults find stable housing, secure employment, and develop necessary skills to thrive in adulthood.

foster child impacted by community connections youth project

Social Support

We help youth reconnect with family members, friends, and others who will come alongside them and celebrate their milestones as they navigate adulthood.

Employment

A lot goes into landing a job: a professional resume, completing applications, interviewing, and having access to quality employment services. We help every step of the way to that steady paycheck.

Basic Needs

Adulthood can be overwhelming. Our food pantry and clothing closet help young adults meet their most basic needs. We also provide assistance in obtaining a driver’s license and navigating legal matters.

Housing

Finding affordable, permanent housing can be difficult. We assist young adults with HUD applications, apartment hunting, moving, and budgeting.

Physical/Mental Health

We provide assistance in connecting youth to find a primary care physician, therapy, medical and pharmaceutical care, and with understanding how Medicaid works.

Education

We help young adults make informed decisions about their higher education goals. This includes career assessment, ACT prep, trade school enrollment, and financial aid. We even go on college visits!

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