Of the 900 youth who age-out of foster care in Arizona each year, many find themselves without the types of support most young adults need. Too many young people who experienced the foster care system struggle to successfully establish stable housing, hold a job, obtain reliable transportation, or care for their own physical and mental health. When 50% of former foster youth experience homelessness within two years of aging-out, 50% are unemployed at the age of 24, and only 3% complete a degree of higher education, we believe it's time to rethink the solution.
With help from the 2020 A Community Thrives Grant Challenge and other funding sources, Foster360 opened the Culver Campus in downtown Phoenix. The Culver Campus is an intensive personal development program and transitional housing program currently home to 8 young adults who would have otherwise been homeless. In the first two months of their participation, all of the unemployed youth had found stable employment and/or enrolled in a continuing education program. With your help today, we plan to open a second property capable of housing and serving an additional 10 youth.
As a Qualifying Foster Care Organization (QFCO), donations to Foster360 qualify for the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit. This means you may donate up to $1000/couple or $500/individual and receive a dollar-for-dollar credit against your Arizona state taxes! Just make a contribution today and use QFCO code 10013 to claim your credit when filing. Please contact us at 480-2119 or visit www.foster360az.org for more information. Thank you.
Foster360’s mission is to break the cycle of homelessness and adversity for youth aging out of foster care by providing them with holistic wraparound services, empowering them with the necessary tools, education, and mindset to succeed in life while experiencing safe housing in a trauma-informed, community-centric and compassionate environment.
COMMUNITY: We are committed to creating an environment of belonging, safety, and collective transformation for every resident regardless of where they are in their personal journey.
PASSION: We show up with passion, dedication, and commitment to our mission every single day.
SERVICE: We pledge to humbly serve our mission by putting our own biases and perspectives aside and by continuously educating ourselves on what our residents true needs are with an intention to always act for their highest good.
SUSTAINABILITY: We want Foster360 to be the last program our residents ever participate in and the last time they will ever be housing and food insecure.
TENACITY: We don’t give up on our residents, we go the extra mile to help them rewrite their stories and future.
EXCELLENCE: We pledge to continuously deliver high quality services to our residents by meeting them where they are in their journey and providing them with all the opportunities required to thrive in life.