New York City can be a difficult place to call home. That’s especially true for the thousands of young people who don’t have a stable place to call their own. .
16,000+ teens and children are in foster care in New York City.
3,000 will age out without ever having been adopted or rejoining their families.
3,000 young people will enter the juvenile justice system every year, often for nonviolent crimes.
Being in the foster care and juvenile justice systems put young people at greater risk of mental illnesses and exploitation, and puts them so far behind in school and at work that very few can ever get back on the right path again.
But we're here for them. We provide mental health counseling, information on how to manage finances, assistance in finding child care and permanent housing, and - of course - the opportunity for a real career and a high-quality education.
They're ready to make an important change in their lives. We need you to help them get there.
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