As a non-profit organization, we seek to minimize the adverse impacts facing young adults aging out of Foster Care by facilitating mentorships, education & training, improving self-advocacy, and building circles of support.
WHAT WE DO
Education & Real-world Training
We all learn in different ways. Certainly, opportunity, support, and context are important elements to consider when acquiring a new skill or improving on things we know and understand.
Our mentors work one on one with program participants to acquire and improve basic living skills and special areas of interest. We hold fast to a value that promotes empowerment and self-direction.
Building Person-Centric Circles
While protective custody seeks to provide a “safe” and “stable” system of care for children growing up in foster care, we must also agree that systems are limited by their very nature. Paid staff, clinicians, and professionals do not replace relationships. We are undoubtedly stronger when we have relationships in our lives that are right for us.
Our person-centric approach assumes capacity. The dignity and intrinsic right of a person to self-direct is a core belief in fueling the support we offer.
Autonomy does not necessarily create self-direction and choices are limited when we don’t have the relational resources we need to build the futures we desire. Relationships are ideally reciprocal.
We hold fast to values that promote empowerment and self-direction.
MORE THAN NUMBERS
age out of foster care every year
will be homeless after 18
will be unemployed by 24
WE NEED YOUR HELP
A small amount of your time can mean a life change. We are looking for volunteers who can:
- Train In an Area of Expertise
- Provide Mentorship
- Assist with Personal Finances
- Increase Skill Development
- Coach In Areas of Employment and Education
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
We are 100% non-profit, so every donation we receive goes directly back to helping young adults who are aging out of foster care. Your generous support is instrumental in fulfilling our mission!