Pathways is a service-enriched program that offers a full spectrum of support for emancipated youth, ages 18-23. The program began serving youth at two sites in Whittier, and has since expanded to include three additional sites in Whittier and Inglewood. UFC staff provide educational mentoring and assistance, advocacy and counseling services, on-site mental health counseling, career development and guidance, independent living skills training and ongoing personal support. The goal of the program is to equip and enable emancipated foster youth to enter the next stage of their lives in a way that affords them the greatest likelihood of a successful transition to independent adulthood.
The program received early funding from grants provided by The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, The W.M. Keck Foundation and The Skylark Foundation.