My Path Forward (MPF), formerly The Possibilities Project, is an innovative program serving young adults ages 17-25 who have aged out of foster care. We offer high quality, evidence-based services, settings, and policies to support and lift this population and to empower them to be engaged and productive members of our community. Our goal is for each young adult to achieve independence and build healthy, permanent connections to adults who will provide a lifetime of support and guidance.
MPF is a housing program for young adults typically 21-25 who are prepared to transition into a more independent lifestyle while utilizing case management and life skills coaching to reach their aspirations. Our MPF-ILA program is designed to serve young adults 20 and under.
Why our program works
The strength of the My Path Forward program lies in our focus on the unique needs and goals of our participants. Our individualized case management and life coaching are provided through a trauma-focused lens that allows our staff to understand the behaviors, emotions and needs of our clients.
Each program participant has access to critical basics including transportation, medical and mental health services, life skills training, emergency funds and support, and essential living items. To ensure a smooth transition into independence, each youth is coached as they pursue their educational, career and personal goals.
We further engage our program participants by encouraging their input into the program design and empowering them to advocate for systemic social service change.
- 100% of MPF program participants are in safe and affordable housing
- 85% of our participants are working 20 hours or more a week
- 66% have maintained the same job for three or more months
- 85% have completed or making progress towards completion in vocational training
What MPF participants say about the program:
“They really make you feel genuinely cared about”
“This agency genuinely cares and is trying to change our lives for the better…even though we started out with very low odds of ever being successful.”
“CHS is actually there to help you with whatever you need”
“It’s a lot more independence, stability, and care”
If you would like to refer a young person to either of our programs or if you are a young adult aged 17-25 who has aged out of foster care and would like to apply to the program, please click below to fill out a My Path Forward program application form:
(Once submitted, you will receive an email confirmation with a copy of your application attached.)
For more information on My Path Forward programs, contact Diehdre Gregory, Permanency and Independent Living Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (804) 353-0191 ext. 336
My Path Forward Does Not Provide Emergency Placement.