Turning 18 is an exciting milestone for most young people. This is the age when you ‘officially’ become an adult, and it means you are going to start pursuing your own life out there in the world. Unfortunately, for some young people, the excitement of this time of life is tempered by some very real fears. For a child coming out of the foster system in Siskiyou County, turning 18 may mean they no longer have a place to call home, and their future is uncertain. Housing for former foster youth in Yreka CA is a great way to give these young people in Siskiyou County a head start and hopefully set them on a path toward a successful future.

A Good Start is Essential

It’s extremely difficult to get life back on track after a rough start. If a former foster child ends up homeless on the streets after turning 18, it will be very challenging to build a secure life moving forward. The cycle of homelessness is notoriously difficult to break, even for someone who is highly motivated. By offering housing for former foster youth in Yreka CA, we can allow these young people to stay off the streets and give them time to start building a future. In a competitive world, foster children are at a disadvantage due to their unstable – or non-existing – family life. With housing for former foster youth in Yreka CA, we can level the playing field at least a little bit.

Some Basic Qualifications

The qualification process for the transitional housing program is pretty straightforward. A young person needs to be between 18 and 21 years of age and needs to have turned 18 while in the foster system. It’s important for those who qualify to take action quickly as eligibility is limited to that three-year window after they become an adult.

If you are eligible for the transitional housing program and interested in learning more, apply now. If you want to become a mentor for the young adults in the THP program, contact Children First Foster Family Agency.

Children First FFA is a private, non-profit organization in Northern California that is dedicated to helping change lives by providing a safe place for children to heal in a culture of love, acceptance, and consistency.

Author: Children First FFA