First Place for Youth

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519 17TH St Ste 600 Oakland CA 94612 USA


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.


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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