First Place For Youth

Rating: 4 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Job Training, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 519 17TH St Ste 600 Oakland CA 94612 USA

Mission: It is the mission of First Place to support foster youth in their transition to successful adulthood by promoting choices and strengthening individual and community resources.
Results: While 65% of California foster youth who “age out” of care become homeless immediately, 92% of former foster youth who go through the First Place program maintain safe and affordable housing. Over the last decade, First Place has had a profound impact on our youth participants. When compared to other transition age foster youth, First Place youth are: * five times less likely to experience homelessness * three times less likely to give birth before the age of 21 * three times less likely to be arrested * six times more likely to be enrolled in college * twice as likely to graduate from high school * twice as likely to be employed
Direct beneficiaries per year: 927 former foster youth
Geographic areas served: San Francisco County, Alameda County, Solano County, Contra Costa County
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Rating: 4 stars  

27 people found this review helpful

First place for youth is a all around wonderful program i myself is a alumni of the program and now an employee. so for me first place is not just a housing program but a career opportunities as well. i give all the thumbs up!!!!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being able to get help to get on my feet in the adult world.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all the staff and volunteers are great and seem to have there hearts in what they do!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help house more youth and assist them in more things they need, along with have wonderful wonderful engaging events!!!!!

Ways to make it better...

if i could have kept my youth advocate forever.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

First place is a life saver

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