There are over half a million children in America’s foster care system. Many will reside in care far too long and eventually “age out” of the system. The sense of hopelessness and despair can be overwhelming and the impacts can be far greater than the immediate, visible effects. Without basic life skills, youth who leave care can have difficulty finding safe housing, getting and keeping a steady job, staying healthy, and avoiding financial and legal trouble. There is often no one with whom they share small successes or from whom advice can be sought. Simple emergencies can easily escalate into full-blown crises. Encompassing the five areas of growth, Extended Foster Care offers a dormitory-style housing facility supported by a live-in Residential Assistant. This E.F.C. program offers the next natural step of growth and independence for a young adult upon their 18th birthday. Our top priority for our E.F.C. residents is that they earn their high school diploma. This milestone immediately sets them ahead of peers from a similar background and motivates them to continue their path of success.
Available campuses: Lake Park and Boca Raton