The Possibilities Project is a new initiative of Children’s Home Society of Virginia, a 116-year-old adoption agency committed to building lifelong relationships for at-risk youth, and the Better Housing Coalition, a community development organization that provides high-quality, affordable housing and helps build vibrant communities.
This new initiative empowers youth ages 18 to 24 who have aged out of Virginia’s foster care system without being adopted. The Possibilities Project provides these young people with critical supports and housing, and assists them as they develop into independent and engaged community members.
In addition to safe, stable housing, The Possibilities Project will provide case management, trauma-informed counseling and mentoring, and networks to build supportive, permanent connections with adults. Each will also have access to important basic needs like transportation, internet, a living expense stipend, and life skills training. To further ensure a smooth transition into independence, each youth is mentored and coached as they pursue their education and career goals, and as they take on a variety of advocacy, service, and leadership opportunities.
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