Foster Youth and Transitional Youth Support Programs
SBCS’s programs provide various support networks to help current and former foster youth overcome challenges including support with housing, counseling, life skills, education, and job readiness training.
Our programs and services include:
Transitional Supportive Housing
- TROLLEY TRESTLE offers affordable, transitional housing for former foster youth and/or homeless youth while they finish school or complete job training. We welcome emancipated youth ages 16-24 and parenting youth.
- MUNCEY MANOR offers affordable housing for youth who have “aged out” of the foster care system.
Career & Technical Education Programs
- LEARN TO EARN TO ACHIEVE POTENTIAL (LEAP) provides youth how already have or are close to attaining a high school diploma/GED with a range of bridging and postsecondary educational programs delivered through a trauma-informed approach.
- EXCEL, funded by the San Diego Workforce Partnership, provides work readiness training, paid and unpaid internships, life skills classes, housing assistance, financial literacy and more.
Independent Living Skills (ILS)
- ILS classes offer a unique series of educational classes and services designed to support current, former foster youth, and community youth.
- Transition Aged Youth Academy (TAY)
- TAY is a youth drop-in center located in Chula Vista. Youth are offered trauma-informed connections coaching, psycho-educational groups, leadership classes, and youth development activities.
ABOUT OUR YOUTH:
- Foster youth are often removed from their homes for various reason such as abuse, neglect or abandonment.
- While some may be adopted, reunited with family or find the right permanent foster family, many face instability as they move from placement to placement.
- It is not uncommon to hear that a foster child has been moved 15 times to different homes, not to mention schools and new surroundings.
- The transition to adulthood is even more difficult. Support ends at 18 years and for emancipated youth even sooner.
- Foster youth transition to adulthood alone often with no guidance, financial support, shelter or sense of place.
- They are among the highest at risk to end up homeless, unemployed or in prison.
Are you interested in being a foster parent?
SBCS's partner agency San Diego Youth Services can help. Click HERE for more information.