Friends of Youth is pleased to announce the opening of New Roads Renton, an extended foster care program for up to five young men ages 17-21. The new program supports refugee foster youth as they transition to adulthood with the following services:
- Positive transitions into adulthood
- Building relationships
- Educational advocacy and support
- Employment Support
- Community access to involvement
- Furthering independence and self sufficiency
- Culturally appropriate activities
New Roads Renton is operated by Friends of Youth as a contracted extended foster home program with Lutheran Community Services Northwest and funding by Washington Department of Social and Health Services Office of Refugee and Immigration Assistance. Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope. Lutheran Community Services helps children find safe and stable, homes through foster care and adoption. For additional information about LCS, visit www.refugeechildren.net.
Friends of Youth delivers a comprehensive range of therapeutic services for youth, young adults and families. With 60 years of experience, national accreditation and 21 program sites, the agency provides safe places to live and emotional support for youth and families in challenging circumstances. For more information, visit www.friendsofyouth.org.
*Editor's Note: Information provided by Friends of Youth.