We connect teens in foster care with adults who become their support systems, ensuring teens have adults to rely on for advice, guidance, affection and a sense of belonging.

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Teens who “age out” of foster care face a much more difficult transition to adulthood than their non-foster care peers. At age 26, more than a third have experienced homelessness; only 6% have completed a two or four-year college; almost half are not working; and nearly 60% of men and 30% of women have been convicted of a crime.

One caring, committed adult in the life of a child in foster care can make all the difference between struggle and success.

Hear from teens how DCFYI has made a difference in their lives:

Connecting teens. Creating families. Changing lives.