Supporting foster youth as they transition into their adult lives.

Together, we can make a difference.

Supporting youth as they navigate the challenges of transitioning from foster care into their adult lives.

50%

of former foster youth become homeless within 18 months of emancipation.

60%

of emancipated foster youth earn incomes at or below $6,000 a year.

25%

of former foster youth will be incarcerated within the first 2 years of emancipation.

33%

of emancipated foster youth have no insurance.

Source: https://thesoh.org/about-us/foster-youth-statistics-need/

Ways We Can Help

Hope Landing

Hope Landing is a 5-unit apartment building located in the Newark/Heath area in Licking County which
rents exclusively to former foster youth, ages 18-23.

Mentoring

Research shows that significant positive impact can be made in the life of a young adult by having a consistent caring presence in their lives.

Welcome Kits

Starting Strong provides Welcome Baskets for young adults moving into their first apartments. These Baskets include basic hygiene, cleaning, and laundry supplies. 

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