WE LIFT LA’s mission is to empower transitional aged youth and young adults aged out of the foster care system to achieve independence through consistent, transformational relationships and impactful developmental services.
We are proud to announce our new home for youth formerly in foster care in Northridge which will house up to five young women who recently aged-out of the system.
The young women who will be living in the home will be able to continue their education, work and thrive just because they have a stable environment to return to at the end of each day. -Joyce Harmon
Read the newspaper article “Giving Former Foster Youth a Place of Their Own”
Each year in California over 4,000 18 year old youth will “age out” of the foster care system. Over 1,400 in Los Angeles County.
of all California State Prison inmates are former foster youth.
of California foster youth become homeless within 18 months of aging out.
are unemployed within 2-4 years of emancipation.
on public assistance within 2-4 years of emancipation.