Southern California Program

First Place for Youth

Oakland, CA
$200,000
December 2012

The mission of First Place for Youth is to help foster youth build the skills they need to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency and responsible adulthood. Founded in San Francisco in 1998, the organization expanded its "transition in place" housing model from the Bay Area to Los Angeles in 2010. This two-year project will increase the number of Los Angeles youth who receive access to safe, affordable and permanent housing, education and employment supports services from 80 to 250 and provide training and technical assistance to three community providers—Hillsides, Covenant House, and Bridges—to replicate the First Place housing model.

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