Research & Publications

See the Change: 2016 Annual Report

In FY 2016, First Place provided education and employment counseling and housing to 476 current and former foster youth with high needs in six California counties. An additional 1,000 young people received support in academics, job seeking, building independent living skills, and avoiding risky behaviors.

  • 75% of First Place youth have a stable home.
  • 96% of First Place youth earned their high school diploma or GED, or were actively enrolled in school.
  • 81% of eligible First Place youth attended college.
  • 81% of First Place youth obtained employment.

Impact Stories

Finding Stability and Support: Hollie’s Story

Meet Hollie, a resilient 21-year-old who found her footing with the help of her dedicated team at First Place for […]

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Vision Board Fun with Art + Practice

This month, we held our first ever Vision Board Party and Luncheon with our partners at Art + Practice The […]

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Impact Stories

Alicia’s Path to Becoming a Licensed Hairstylist

As we count down to our 25th Anniversary Celebration in May, we are sharing key features and building blocks of […]

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