New housing units help foster youth over 18 transition into adulthood
on June 2, 2013
The Fred Finch Youth Center in Oakland recently celebrated the grand opening of a new transitional housing community for local foster youth. Rising Oaks is an $8 million project that will now provide 30 young adults between 18 and 24 years of age with their own studio apartments. Apartments are offered for a little over $300 a month and residents may stay for up to a maximum of two years so they can become more independent as they exit the foster care system. Residents will also have access to on-site health services and vocational assistance, provided to help them make the transition and begin successful new chapters of their lives.
For more information about Rising Oaks, visit risingoaks.org.
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