May 30, 2014
New Public Health
May is Foster Care Awareness Month, an observance aimed at focusing attention on the 400,000 children in foster care, many of whom often are bounced from home to home only to age out of the system at 18 without community or family ties.
May 22, 2014
New Public Health
“I don’t miss my family. I miss the family I never had.” That’s the text of a postcard written by a former foster child, part of a project of the Foster Care Alumni of America to help create a better understanding about life in foster care.
July 17, 2013
Program Results Report
First Place for Youth expanded and then commissioned an independent evaluation of its My First Place project, which provides critical services to increase stability and reduce homelessness of young adults who have aged out of the foster care system.
May 1, 2013
"A First Place for Youth," the program gives young adults in the Bay Area a safe, secure place to live, along with occupational and educational support services.
November 27, 2012
Ten grantees from the Vulnerable Populations Portfolio at RWJF have been named to the Social Impact Exchange's S&I 100, an index of the top nonprofits having a positive impact on America's most pressing social issues.
June 5, 2012
New program pairs supportive housing and social services to strengthen fragile families and avert foster care placements.
June 4, 2012
May 31, 2012
Promise story for Keeping Families Together, a grantee of the Vulnerable Populations portfolio.
March 1, 2012
My First Place, a program of First Place for Youth provides critical services to young adults ages 18-24 who have aged out of the foster care system. Independent researchers conducted a formative evaluation from June 2010 through March 2012.
May 23, 2011
Alumni of RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program facilitate adoption of orphaned twins, one of whom recently got a new kidney.