Success @ 25

Families First is committed to helping underserved youth find Success @ 25 through four new key impact areas – Housing; Optimal Wellness; Mentoring; Education/Experience. Although the definitions of success for the youth we serve may be diverse, the starting place for each is the same: H.O.M.E.

As we move forward, we will be continually evaluating new opportunities to enhance these four impact areas.

H

Housing

Ensure that youth are housed in a safe, stable, and supportive environment that not only meets basic needs but also provides a platform for stable mental health.

O

Optimal Wellness

Ensure that youth are housed in a safe, stable, and supportive environment that not only meets basic needs but also provides a platform for stable mental health.

M

Mentoring

Ensure that youth develop the skills necessary to live independently as young adults.

E

Education & Experience

Ensure that youth meet key academic milestones and learn to navigate post-high school pathways that match their talents and interests.

Outcomes for Georgia Youth in Foster Care

There are nearly 14,000 children in foster care in Georgia, up from 7,500 in 2011

50%

are less likely to
graduate from high school

40%

have had more than two placements

90%

will most likely not obtain a bachelor’s degree

Outcomes for Georgia Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

519 of Georgia’s youth aged-out of Foster Care in 2015

71%

of young women
will become pregnant by age 21

only 3%

will earn a college degree by age 25

25%

will become homeless after age 18

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Our Story

For the last 128 years, Families First has been providing empowering solutions for Atlanta’s most vulnerable population. In 1890, Families First started as an orphanage on the Westside of the city on what is now the Spelman campus. In 1937, we went on to become the first licensed adoption agency in the state of Georgia. In 1964, we opened the first group home (now called cooperatives) for young people in the state, and in 1989 we developed a curriculum that more than 200 communities across the country use to help divorcing parents learn how to co-parent their children. Now, we are committed to ensuring success of underserved youth by age 25 by providing them with key services to overcome life's challenges and reach their goals.

We recognize the cycles of poverty are not broken by one program or service alone so we offer a combination of services and supports to ensure success of underserved youth by age 25. Through our collaborations with community partners, virtual services, and locations throughout the state of Georgia, Families First is able to impact youth at each life stage by providing them with Housing, Optimal Wellness, Mentoring, and Education & Experience.

Families First – 2015-2016 Annual Report

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