Omni Family Foundation supports 18 – 21 year-olds transitioning out of foster care so they can move beyond the challenges unique to their situations and thrive. We know that with continued guidance and programs they can grow into resilient, independent adults with hope-filled futures, develop healthy relationships and become productive community members.
Our program will be implemented initially in the western part of Tennessee and focus on:
- Youth aging out of foster care. Just over 26,000 (is this right?) young people age out of foster care at age 18 each year lacking the typical growing-up experiences that teach self-sufficiency skills, family support and community connections that help them make successful transitions to adulthood.
- Youth who will be aging out of extended foster care services (which offers additional educational and employment opportunities, along with consistent and safe housing to help 18 – 21 year-olds better prepare for their future)
- Youth currently in care, but needing resources not covered by the state
Renting your own apartment, landing that first job or going to college is always easier with family to help. Yet, foster kids often age out of the system with no permanent attachment to anyone.