Impact Stories

Hannah’s Story

Hannah DeGorio entered foster care at the age of just 3, after suffering family abuse. She spent much of her childhood shuttling from one foster parent to another without ever finding a loving, permanent home. As her 18th birthday approached, she knew she would soon need to live on her own. She was nervous and scared, feeling like the ground was falling out from under her.

Fortunately, she found First Place for Youth. With our help, Hannah moved into an apartment with a First Place roommate.  Our dedicated staff helped her find work and complete her high school diploma. She knows she has a First Place team committed to standing by her and guiding her as she learns to live independently. Hannah is well on her way to becoming a productive, responsible adult.

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 | Held during National Foster Care Month, the event celebrated local leaders […]

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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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