REIMAGINING FOSTER CARE FOR TEENS

Freedom FWD is currently developing a new model for family-based foster care to support San Francisco pre-teens and teens who have endured the most, and yet experienced the least stability: youth who have been impacted by things like complex trauma, other mental health issues, the juvenile justice system, unstable housing and placements, and commercial sexual exploitation. These are the youth who are often sent out of state or into congregate care facilities. Our model builds on promising practices drawn from Florida, Washington, and elsewhere and will provide youth and families with a variety of organic and professional support.

RESEARCH & PLANNING