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Laverne Adolfo Housing Programs for Former Foster Youth
Former foster youth experiencing homelessness is an ever increasing concern. The 2009 report “Too Big To Ignore, Youth Homelessness in California” developed by the John Burton Foundation provides the following information:
18% to 22% will experience homelessness within three years of discharge from foster care
67% of homeless adolescents are experiencing a mental disability
28% of runaway youth that entered shelters cited abuse or neglect as a critical issue
The Adolfo program provides transitional housing and supportive services to former foster youth in the age range of 18 years and up to the 24th birthday for Transitional Housing and through 24 years for Permanent Supportive Housing. The Adolfo program also provides services to youth with children. The goal of the Adolfo program is to help the youth work towards independence and self-sufficiency. Supportive services include case management, assistance with transportation, food, clothing, personal items, and access to employment and education resources.
The Adolfo program is funded by federal the Housing and Urban Development Supportive Housing program and the California State Department of Social Services Transitional Housing Program Plus program. Two agencies provide Adolfo services. Volunteers of America provides Transitional Housing services and Lutheran Social Services provides Permanent Supportive Housing services.
Agency phone numbers:
Volunteers of America: (916) 879-1784
Lutheran Social Services : (916) 453-2900 Ext 200
Applications for Adolfo Housing Services will be accepted up to 6 months prior to emancipation.
For program questions, please contact Victor Contreras, Program Planner, Sacramento County Homeless Programs, at (916) 874-4351 or