A Message from Sam: Sharing Important News with You

March 16th, 2017

It is with mixed emotions that I am writing to let you know our Co-Founder and Vice President of Policy, Deanne Pearn, will be moving on from First Place for Youth at the end of this month Read More »

Jordan’s Story

March 6th, 2017

When Jordan decided it was time to take control of his life, he turned to First Place. Read More »

Giving Voice to the Foster Care Experience

January 27th, 2017

First Place participant Noel Anaya recently put “aging out” in the national spotlight when he was featured on NPR’s flagship news program All Things Considered. In a piece he produced with the assistance of Oakland’s Youth Radio, Noel reflected
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2017 Point-In-Time Counts

January 6th, 2017

Ending homelessness requires understanding of homelessness. Each January, volunteers in communities across the U.S. conduct a “homeless census” called a Point-In-Time Count that takes a count of people using shelter services as well as those who are sleeping unsheltered. The
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2016 Annual Report: See the Change

December 19th, 2016

Click here to read about the impact you helped make for foster kids this year! Read More »

Spread Holiday Cheer

November 22nd, 2016

Our Bay Area Youth Holiday Party will bring First Place staff and youth together to celebrate as a community. With your help, we can make the season bright for foster youth! Read More »

Don’t Miss Your Shot

August 29th, 2016

The Maximum Impact Golf Tournament is rapidly approaching! Learn how you can register as a golfer or sponsor, and browse our raffle and silent auction catalog. Read More »

Glassybaby Open Studio Supports First Place

July 25th, 2016

Glassybaby's open studio glassblowing lessons offer a novel experience and the chance to support local organizations like First Place for Youth. Read More »

At Home in Santa Clara County

July 1st, 2016

First Place for Youth staff, supporters, and local community came together to celebrate the grand opening of our beautiful new office space in downtown San Jose. Read More »

First Place for Youth featured in SF Business Times

February 22nd, 2016

As a Game Changer grant recipient, First Place earned a mention in SF Business Times' coverage of Super Bowl 50's philanthropic efforts. Read More »