Creating a Path to Independence
Each year close to 25,000 children nationwide age out of foster care without the benefit of a family or permanent home. That puts them at tremendous risk for homelessness, joblessness, illness, incarceration, welfare dependency, early childbearing, and victimization.
The transition into adulthood can be especially difficult for young people without caring adults to help them navigate unfamiliar waters. When kids age out in Saint Francis’s service area, they can turn to us. Programs vary by state, but we assist with everything from mentoring and independent living skills to rent and educational assistance.
How You Can Help
- Mentor a teen
- Assist with job and/or college applications
- Serve as a tutor
Churches, individuals, and civic groups contribute to Saint Francis’ Independent Living program through gifts of household items, hygiene kits, and other household necessities. You can also help financially.