Emancipating foster youth transitioning into adulthood (Transition Aged Youth) often exit the foster care system without any connection to an adult, family or community. AFS is committed to creating permanent connections for our transition aged youth.
AFS provides services and programs to help youth through the difficult and complicated process of emancipation. These services provide the emotional, practical and social skills and resources necessary to become independent young adults.
The John Burton Foundation’s compilation of statistics show how the approximately 4,500 CA foster youth who emancipate annually face disproportionately higher rates of