Former Foster Youth Find Brighter Futures
Former foster youth face a variety of challenges transitioning into adulthood. Without a stable background, or mentorship, many struggle to find and keep employment, or achieve their educational goals. Volunteers of America provides life-skills, employment and educational help over a two-year program with transitional housing. All participants are required to work toward employment, education or both, with opportunities for paid volunteer service, or internships available.
Foster youth may be referred by social workers, teachers, probation officers, or may self-refer by calling 916-879-1784. Intake coordinators can help former foster youth collect the proper eligibility documentation and navigate the process.