Formerly aged out foster youth need and deserve a loving family, housing, education, employment, finances and other support. YADS is working to help communities fill those gaps. Our Youth Program consists of housing formerly aged out foster youth for a period of two years as they work to be self-reliant citizens of the community.
YADS isn’t just a place to live, it’s a place for young adults to be amongst your peers and develop a sense of belonging and hope; it is a place for you to learn, prepare and inspire self-sufficiency.
- Mary Thomas, Founder & CEO
A safe and comfortable environment to focus on your education and skill development.
Reliable means of commuting to school and work via support from host or vouchers.
Support with finding Part-time employment as well as personal and financial development coaching.
Within the ages of 18-24
Interview/tour with Program Coordinator
Employed (working full or part-time) or actively seeking
Agree to a background check (background check does not need to be clean)
Committed to starting a career at a technical school, community college or university
Must be willing to learn, work, and live independently
Actively participate in Independent Living skills scheduled in the home or outside agencies
Post Enrollment Requirements
Maintain employment (working full or part-time)
Schedule and meet with a Program Coordinator (monthly)
Join a workforce program
Complete a career path assessment within 6 weeks of intake
Attend assigned programs (e.g., life training skills, career planning, etc.) throughout the year
Meet with your mentor on a monthly basis
How To Get Started
Please ensure you meet the above pre-qualification requirements prior to applying.
Await Follow Up
Please allow 3-4 business days for us to review your application then follow up with our team.