Easing the Transition Into Adulthood
Transitioning into adulthood after time spent in foster care without being reunified or adopted into a family is fraught with hurdles and made even more difficult to overcome without the support of someone who cares. On average, of youth who age of out foster care without family support:
- 42% will be convicted of a crime
- 20% are instantly homeless
- 70% of girls are pregnant by age 21
Connecting Foster Youth With Invaluable Resources
FosterAdopt Connect’s Community Youth Connections Project (CCYP) helps older foster youth navigate the struggles of being thrust into adulthood with no resources or support system. As foster care alumni, our case managers offer a unique perspective on how to transition from foster care into adulthood because they have experienced the transition out of foster care themselves.
We help 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 necessary skills to thrive in adulthood.