Support Needed for Youth Aging out of Foster Care!
More than 200 young people each year leave foster care in Colorado without ever getting adopted, returned to their parents or sent to live with relatives. They move directly from a foster home or group home to adulthood. More than a third of them end up homeless, according to a survey that checks in when they turn 19 and again at 21.
As discussed in a recent article, Colorado is responding with new voucher programs and new apartments for these youth as they age out:
In ARVADA, the city recently approved the redevelopment of Allison House near 52nd and Allison — this new development near the Arvada Gold Line light rail station will house 30 additional young people, said Kristen Gines, chief people officer for Foothills Regional Housing.
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This is just one type of permanent SUPPORTIVE housing to help individuals stay housed and avoid homelessness. Learn more at the February 6 Arvadans for Progressive Action monthly meeting!