It could be argued that the young adult years are the most vulnerable in the life of any individual. As kids, most people have support directly from their parents – and even those who don’t may get help from the foster system to be supported along the way. However, for young adults, that kind of support is harder to come by, yet they haven’t had a chance to build a career and a reliable income. By offering housing programs for former foster youth in Woodland CA, we can help those in this tough stage of life get the guidance they need to find success on their own.
Life is Expensive
It’s hard for children to understand just how expensive it is to be an adult. The bills just keep coming – month after month – and earning a livable wage is a significant challenge. That’s true for anyone, and it is particularly true for someone attempting to make it on their own without the advantage of a supportive and stable family. If housing programs for former foster youth in Woodland CA can keep kids off the streets and help them get started as adults, those programs will be extremely valuable.
No Safety Net
Young adults from supportive families go out into the world with the knowledge that they have a safety net waiting at home. Even if they move out and attempt to pay their own bills, going back to their childhood home is always an option if necessary. That’s not the case for foster kids. Without a safety net, housing programs for former foster youth in Woodland CA can provide these young people with the help they need to avoid homelessness. It still takes a ton of hard work to secure a job and seek out educational opportunities, but at least the housing program will give them a fighting chance.
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