Foster360

Foster360 is a Helen’s Hope Chest program aiming at facilitating wraparound services to young adults ranging between the ages of 16-24 through the establishment of key and strategic partnerships with community partners. The program acts as a facilitator between all services provided to each individual youth they serve and ensures that connections are made with the right people, at the right time and in the right place around every aspect of an individual’s life.

Services They Provide:

Basic Needs Services

  • Mental Health

Educational Resources

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • College Preparation

Employment Assistance

  • Job Training Services

Programs:

Foster360 is a program that is in direct response to the growing number of young adults that are either aging out of the Foster Care system with no stable or in dire situations (homelessness, substance abuse, child trafficking just to name a few) and need support to create a positive and stable future. The goal of the program is to identify youths who are going to have a turbulent transition to adulthood and offer positive support system to avoid the pitfalls that can derail their lives. The focus is slightly different at each level but the goal remains the same; empower the young adult to make positive changes in his/her life.

Foster360 acts as a coordinator and facilitator of services in 3 ways:

Services Navigation

Help youth connect with appropriate services based on their individual goals

Project Management

Assist youth with the logistics around the delivery of each service including but not limited to making contact with agency staff, accompany youth to meetings such as psych evaluations, CFTs or court hearings as an advocate, ensure that meetings are taking place and outcomes are documented

Life Coaching

Empower youth with a different perspective on their own lives and environments to allow them to envision a positive and bright future

Contact

Candice Biondo
Email:
candice.foster360@helenshopechest.org
Phone Number: 412-259-0003
Website:
www.mesaunitedway.org/helenshope/foster360/