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.
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.