In 2012, California adopted AB12, a new law that extends foster care benefits and services to youth between the ages of 18 and 21. This is an important development in our ability to avert the premature transition of unfamilied youth, which statistically results in homelessness, unemployment and criminal activity.
At New Haven, we recognize that many of our aging out youth face limited options that could jeopardize their healthy growth. Our transitional living program helps young men gain necessary independence, resources and work skills. Our homes are in proximity to North County colleges for this program to allow the young men to work, live, and grow in an environment that offers them stability as they continue their journey into adulthood.