Operation Independence is a comprehensive program that provides foster youth 15-20 years of age with the support and training that is necessary to become independent and successful adults.
Most American teenagers approach adulthood with a sense of pride and anticipation. Yet, for the 20,000 children that “age out” of the foster care system each year, a sense of anxiety and overwhelming fear is common.
Most youth in foster care find themselves completely on their own and alone at age 18. These children are left struggling to meet basic needs and are at risk for disproportionately higher rates of unemployment/homelessness, substance abuse, and incarceration among other destructive life situations.
Whether in foster care, group homes, transitional housing or living on their own, Operation Independence creates a personal relationship-based plan designed for each young adult’s specific needs.