AGING OUT OF FOSTER CARE
BRIDGE TO INDEPENDENCE
Most young people between the ages of 18-21 live with and depend on guidance from their parents or other trusted adults to help them in the transition from teenager to adulthood. However, some young people who are in foster care are discharged when they turn 18, often without a place to live, a job, or the education needed to get a job, and with no plan in place or supportive adults to help them. Many of them wind up homeless and/or imprisoned within a couple of years.
FYI Community Partnership, Inc, (FYICP) has partnered with Camelot Community Care to help young people successfully transition from foster care to independent adults who are able to contribute to society. FYI's Bridge to Independence initiative provides transitional housing and supportive services that allow young people to make the gradual transition to adulthood. We realize that it is essential to address the needs of young people in the areas of education, employment, housing, health insurance, adult connections and other supports to help them succeed. FYICP and Camelot Community Care provide a supportive team to help youth aging out of foster care, plan and put these critical supports in place to become successful, well adjusted adults.