A Name Change that Matters: The Teen Advocacy and Permanency Project

A Name Change that Matters: The Teen Advocacy and Permanency Project

Jan 21 2016

When we began the Transitioning Youth Project (TYP) in 2009, we did so to meet unaddressed needs of kids aging out of the foster care system. A study from Casey Family Programs found that 19.8% of teens who aged out spent some time homeless, that one in three had been arrested, one in four incarcerated and one in five convicted of a crime and that over one-third were living below the poverty line. We knew something had to be done. Read More