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Many former foster kids left with no place to go amid COVID-19 pandemic

While the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted millions of people around the country, one vulnerable and often overlooked group is being hit especially hard by the pandemic: foster youth who recently became adults.

(KTVU Fox 2)

June 17th, 2020|

Kids don’t stay in foster care forever. What happens after that?

Mississippi Youth Voice is another new program established to help youth in care graduate college. It is part of First Place for Youth, established in Mississippi in 2017 in partnership with the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.

(Clarion Ledger)

May 20th, 2019|Tags: , |

First Place Names Former Obama Advisor as New CEO

First Place for Youth has named former Department of Health and Human Services staffer Heidi McIntosh as its CEO.

McIntosh comes to FPFY from the National Association of Social Workers, where she had been serving as deputy director. Before that, she was a senior policy advisor at the Department of Health and Human Services in the Obama administration, where she worked on the National Child and Family Service Reviews (CFSRs).

(Chronicle of Social Change)

September 28th, 2018|Tags: |

Press Releases

Press Release: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

How Data Science is Being Used to Individualize Extended Foster Care Services and Achieve Equitable OutcomesOAKLAND, CA - March 18, 2021 - New research released today by First Place for Youth draws from precision analytics to offer customized support plans to greatly improve the likelihood that a foster youth will [...]

March 18th, 2021|
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