When we think back on our own lives, it’s easy to understand why the brink of adulthood is such an important time. Turning 18 means we’re at a crossroads — trying to figure out who we are and exploring where we belong in the world.

In 2015, First Place supported 464 young people with moving into safe, stable homes and served a total of 1,632 youth in five California counties. Data from the last fiscal year shows that:

  • 83% of First Place youth have a stable home.
  • 80% of First Place youth earned their high school diploma or GED, or were actively enrolled in school.
  • 91% of eligible First Place youth attended college.
  • 86% of First Place youth obtained employment.