Why United Friends?
We believe that it is not a question of ability of foster youth, but a question of access to the right resources and opportunities
the largest concentration in our nation,
and the odds are stacked against them.
By forging trusting relationships with the youth in our programs, we are addressing the single most critical emotional need for foster youth.
40% are on public assistance within
2-4 years of aging out of care
With the proper support and guidance, a job and a place to live, former foster youth can make a successful transition to adulthood.
“I was stripped from my parents. I was stripped from everything I knew. Being in foster care was like a nightmare I never woke up from. My life was just really changed when I came to UFC’s Pathways Program. That was the time where I went from this caterpillar into a butterfly. With UFC it’s not just about a roof over your head. It’s about helping you become a sustainable adult.”
Learn how you can contribute to the lives of foster youth.