How You Can Help

First Place for Youth is a not-for-profit organization. We rely on support from community members.

Read on to learn how you can help First Place help foster youth.

Youth Holiday party

Volunteers serve dinner at our Holiday Party

Staff and volunteers at our summer barbecue

One Time or Recurring Donations

No contribution is too small. When you make a monetary donation, 100% of your gift goes directly into providing high-quality services to foster youth. Every dollar helps us provide stable housing to foster kids and support them as they complete high school, begin college or career training, and get their first full-time jobs.

Other Gifts

If you’re looking for other ways to make a contribution to First Place, find out more about corporate matching, stock donation, planned giving, donate-as-you-shop programs, and gifts of material goods—from household items and school supplies to used cars.


Interested in volunteering your time and talents? First Place for Youth welcomes you! Join First Place for Youth as an individual volunteer or as part of a group and support foster kids as they develop the educational, employment, and life skills they need to become independent adults. When you volunteer and connect with foster youth, you’ll help them build the sense of community they often lack and show them that more is possible.

Whether you donate financially, materially or through an investment of your care, knowledge, or time, you’ll help foster youth develop the skills they need to become responsible, self-reliant adults.