For foster children, aging out of the system is a momentous – and often intimidating – experience. Sure, the prospect of turning 18 is as exciting for a foster youth as it is for any other child, but there is also a lot of trepidation associated with that date on the calendar. Once formally aged out of the system, the services and support available to each young person change, and those changes can be scary. Fortunately, transitional housing in Siskiyou County is available as one form of support that can help these young people chart a course toward a prosperous future.

Replace What’s Missing | Transitional Housing in Siskiyou County

Most young people who have a supportive, stable family life, have some sort of safety net as they go out into the world for the first time. For example, if they get a job and rent a place – only to lose that job and not be able to make rent – they can return to their family’s home and start over. Such a luxury is not afforded by foster children who have aged out of the system, which is why transitional housing in Siskiyou County plays such an important role. This housing can serve as the support system these young people need to head out into the world and find their way, knowing they at least have a place to lay their heads down at night.

Seeing the Possibilities

When a young person ages out of the system and has no more ongoing support, it can be hard to even imagine a positive future. More than likely, the lives of these young adults are going to take a negative turn without transitional housing in Siskiyou County to give them stability and safety. By having housing available through this program, some hope is likely to return to the situation, and these young people can think about what they want to do in their lives with a reasonable expectation that those dreams could come true.

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

Published: August 9, 2023

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