What does foster care have to do with homelessness? Tragically, a lot.
Some 30,000 young people will exit foster care this year and many have nowhere to go. Former foster youth are disproportionately represented among the homeless.
YOU can help. Our friends at Standupforkids.org help homeless youth across the nation. You can help by joining one of the organization’s outreach teams. You can help by organizing a “Don’t Run Away” lecture at your local high school or middle school. You can help by providing the following:
- New and gently used clothing
- Hygiene products
- Food products
- First Aid products
- Bus passes, phone cards, gift certificates
- Back office program support items
If you are a corporation and want to get involved donating at the national level, please contact Staff@standupforkids.org.