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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EIN 94-3341034
510-272-0979
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