You may hear the words “age-out” when discussing or reading about children in foster care. “Age-out” is the term used for a child in foster care that has reached the age of 18 and is no longer provided assistance by the state. The ideal situation for one of these children is to be adopted prior to their 18th birthday. Most of these children still need support and services, as they do not have the life skills necessary to live on their own. Several foster care alumni studies show that without a lifelong connection to a caring adult, these older youth are often left vulnerable.
Foster Angels of South Texas assists youth that have “aged out” of foster care. We have been able to provide assistance with housing expenses, food, GED testing, college fees/books, driver’s education and much more. We couldn’t do any of this without the support of our donors, supporters and community who allow us to continue extending help to these youth while they transition from foster care to adulthood.
Ways to make a difference for these deserving young adults:
- Be a sponsor for our Soaring Scholars scholarship program
- Help with financial assistance for rent, car repairs, groceries, clothing, household items and more
- Become a mentor
- Provide job & internship opportunities
- Gift a car to a young adult
- & much more!
For more information or to help please contact our Executive Director, Hilary Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org