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.

1 Comment

  1. jesslenia on July 5, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Hello my name is Jesslenia, Im a former foster youth. I’ve been in the system since I was 8 until 16. I moved back with my mom and it didnt work out so she kicked me out. Now I’m living with my friend and her mother. I’m attending school, I have no kids, and I’m temporily at a job. Since I came out of care I haven’t had as much help as needed. I want to be successful and experience independent living. I feel that a lot of foster youth that have kids get more help then a youth that is trying to strive for success and is trying in life. I attended ILSP and currently getting info form Beyond Emancipation, and they are not helping me with anything. How can I qualify for Rising Oaks? Im a former foster youth, im 19, I’m temporily at a job, i dont have a disabilty. I need a place to stay and need my own space. Please. Call me at (510) 866-3164. At anytime.



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