Oasis Youth Care Program exists to provide extensive transitional support services in Housing, Life Coaching, Life Skills Training and Mentoring, to vulnerable and racialized youth ageing out of the child protection and foster care system. Central to our program model is the key belief that despite a difficult start to life, youth from care can thrive and succeed, as youth in the general population, when they are supported with a gradual and extended evidence-based transition process.
Approximately 17,000 differently, 1 out of every 182 children. Almost half of these young people are Crown Wards, that is children who have been permanently removed from their homes and families.
By the time young people in care turn 21 years old, they must move on (age out) to independent living as adults, but they often lack adequate resources, supportive relationships, social and independent life skills needed to succeed.
Young people who have spent time in foster care as teenagers often face formidable obstacles and challenges during the transition to adulthood.
Compared to their counterparts in the general population, these youth fare
education, employment, and other important life outcomes. Without the effective interventions of services like ours, they may ultimately return to the care of the state as adults through the public welfare, criminal justice, or other systems.
We design and deliver evidence-based, proactive and sustainable programming to serve at-risk youth, so they can transition out of care successfully and not fall through the cracks due to inadequate readiness for independent adult living.
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