Helping America's most vulnerable.

Transitional Housing Program for Former Foster Youth

Our Goal: To provide a safe, structured community that guides youth toward independent, self-sufficient adulthood.

Foster youth face a wide variety of challenges. Volunteers of America’s Youth Services provide a safe, structured community that guides former foster youth toward independent, self-sufficient adulthood. We meet the individual needs of residents as well as offering group workshops/services:

  • employment counseling and referrals
  • job-readiness
  • educational services
  • practical living skills
  • mentoring
  • financial education
  • parenting classes / child development
  • assistance securing permanent housing
  • mental health services
  • referrals to a wide-range of community resources as needed

To participate in this program, youth must:

  • • Be a California resident,
  • • Have been in foster care by the age of 16 and emancipated out at 18
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 23.

Youth come to Volunteers of America from a variety of sources, including referrals from teachers, foster parents, probation officers, social workers or other community agencies, alternatively, many self-refer. Applications can be submitted as early as six months prior to emancipation.

To start the application process or learn more:
Phone: (916) 879-1784
lisab@voa-ncnn.org