Ending Youth Homelessness: Nothing About Us Without Us
In 2013, the foundation brokered a partnership with the national Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative to help young people in foster care make successful transitions to adulthood. Our local work – named by youth A Place 4 Me – is focused on creating a comprehensive community plan to prevent and end youth homelessness with a special focus on youth who age out of foster care.
Through SOCF investments and national and local partnerships, A Place 4 Me was launched in 2014, to serve as a collaborative initiative to end homelessness among unaccompanied youth and young adults. By seizing national opportunities and building data capacity, this initiative has helped to connect more than 200 homeless youth to housing and services since September 2016. The initiative has also improved systems coordination to prevent homelessness for youth leaving foster care.