Research & Publications

2017 Annual Report: Changing Trajectories

First Place served 1,460 young people in Fiscal Year 2017. Our newest program in Santa Clara County grew to house 56 young people, and we expanded our capacity in San Francisco and Los Angeles through new housing partnerships.

  • 75% of First Place youth transition to a stable home after leaving program.
  • 96% of First Place youth earned or were working toward their high school diploma/GED.
  • 83% of eligible First Place youth enrolled in post-secondary programs.
  • 77% of First Place youth obtained employment.
  • First Place youth are three times more likely to earn a living wage than foster youth nationwide

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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