Why host a young adult in extended foster care
Youth in foster care can receive extended foster care (EFC) benefits from ages 18-21 to help transition to adulthood. But even with EFC rental subsidies, their biggest challenge is finding affordable and supportive housing while they go to school and hold down a job.
You can make a huge difference to an EFC youth by becoming a host who rents them an affordable private room in your home. Interested? If so, connect with us to learn more about hosting and our new online tool, Launchpads, that helps make compatible matches between young adults with hosts.
Once the match occurs, the approval process can happen in just a few weeks.
We’re here to help
We are Freedom Forward, a nonprofit organization that works to prevent commercial sexual exploitation of youth. We partner with the foster care social workers to streamline finding safe housing EFC youth.
Eligibility: We welcome people of all backgrounds including women, men, LGBTQ+ individuals, couples, single individuals, and people of all ethnicities and backgrounds.