What We Do
Former foster youth are among the highest risk population of becoming homeless during their young adult years. Orangewood help prevents former foster youth from becoming homeless. Orangewood Foundation provides transitional housing along with supportive services, housing referrals, and other housing assistance to support youth as they transition from foster care into independent adulthood. As a youth homeless prevention program, during the last year we:
- Provided transitional housing (18-24 months) in the Rising Tide apartments and house to 48 former foster youth, including 8 mothers and their 11 children.
- Gave a safe and supportive home to 9 survivors of sex trafficking in our Lighthouse residential program. With intensive, 24/7 assistance from our Youth Support Specialists, these young women learn how to build trusting relationships, engage in healthy social activities, and develop life goals. Two survivors are scheduled to “graduate” from The Lighthouse in early 2019.
- Provided financial assistance totaling almost $35,000 to young adults seeking emergency housing assistance.
Orangewood Foundation supports the Fair Housing Act and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, national origin, or disability.