TPP Research & Advocacy

The Possibilities Project: Supporting Youth Transitioning from Foster Care

According to recently completed research, some states are providing young people who have aged out of foster care support services, but this is not happening consistently nor effectively. Children’s Home Society of Virginia, in partnership with the Richmond-based Better Housing Coalition, is changing the paradigm.

In 2015, our organizations launched The Possibilities Project (TPP) – a best-practices-based service model that gives youth the stability and support they need to become successful and productive members of their communities. TPP is on the forefront of research and best practices in this field.

With support from the Robins and Brookfield Foundations, TPP commissioned nationwide and Virginia-centered reports on extended foster care services to strengthen and inform its practices. Conducted by Child Trends, a leading nonprofit research organization, the reports will be utilized by practitioners, program providers and policy makers throughout the state and nation.

To apply the findings of this important research, TPP is launching The Task Force on Transitioning Youth to make policy recommendations for improving access and services provided to youth aging out of foster care. The task force is comprised of experts from across the six key support areas, in addition to aged-out foster youth. Click here to review our panel of experts.

Sign up here to keep informed of the progress of the Task Force for Transitioning Youth and other developments with The Possibilities Program.

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