In FY 2016, First Place provided education and employment counseling and housing to 476 current and former foster youth with high needs in six California counties. An additional 1,000 young people received support in academics, job seeking, building independent living skills, and avoiding risky behaviors.

  • 75% of First Place youth have a stable home.
  • 96% of First Place youth earned their high school diploma or GED, or were actively enrolled in school.
  • 81% of eligible First Place youth attended college.
  • 81% of First Place youth obtained employment.