Research & Publications

2021 Annual Report

Last year, First Place for Youth and our network partners in Boston, New York, Mississippi, and Cincinnati served 1,602 young people; of those, 625 gained housing, education and employment coaching, as well as comprehensive case management supports through our flagship My First Place program.

Other foster youth were connected to services designed to help them navigate their transition to adult lives through Independent Living Skills Programs or transitional housing providers. The youth we serve are among those with the greatest needs across the country. On average, before they come to First Place, our youth have spent more than eight years in the foster care system and lived in six different foster homes.

  • 97% avoided arrest while in the program
  • 96% avoided pregnancy while in the program
  • 93% of youth in the program exited to stable housing
  • 87% obtained employment while in the program
  • 88% of eligible youth enrolled in post-secondary education

Impact Stories

Thriving Against the Odds: Dulce’s Story

From foster care to academic accolades, Dulce’s journey is nothing short of inspirational! Dulce made her way to First Place […]

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Press Release

Press Release: First Place for Youth Raises More Than $600k for Transition Age Foster Youth at A Celebration of Heart and Home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Richter | julie@julierichter.co Held during National Foster Care Month, the event celebrated local leaders […]

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Blog

California Youth Voice Members Advocate for Change in Sacramento, CA!

On April 17th, First Place for Youth hosted our second annual Advocacy Day at the California State Capitol. This significant […]

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