Research & Publications

2020 Annual Report

In a year of unforeseen challenges, First Place never lost site of the big picture: the need to remove the barriers to success and change the odds for all foster youth. Last year, we and our affiliate partners served 1,583 young people, with 677 receiving housing, education and employment coaching, and comprehensive wraparound supports through our flagship My First Place™ program.

  • 84% of eligible My First Place (MFP) participants enrolled in post-secondary programs.
  • 82% of MFP participants obtained employment.
  • 97% of MFP participants avoided arrest while in program.
  • 97% of MFP partipants avoided pregnancy while in program.
  • 96% of participants who spend a year in My First Place transition to a stable home after leaving program.

Blog

Trauma-Informed Care in Action at First Place 

For foster youth who have experienced trauma and instability, the transition to adulthood is a pivotal journey that can be […]

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In the Media

Share the Spirit: After years in the foster system, a young woman gets a room of her own

With First Place for Youth in her corner, Jayla Lackaff is studying video game design at College of Alameda

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Research & Publications

2023 Annual Report

In 2023, First Place for Youth and our network partners in Massachusetts, New York, Mississippi, and Cincinnati served 1,660 young […]

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