My First Place

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Scientific Rating:
Not able to be Rated
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. My First Place has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Youth Transitioning Into Adulthood Programs, but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.

Target Population: Foster youth ages 16-23 who are, or are at-risk of, becoming homeless. The program is designed to allow transition aged youth (TAY) to participate.

For children/adolescents ages: 16 – 23

Brief Description

It is the mission of First Place for Youth to support youth in their transition from foster care to successful adulthood by promoting choices and strengthening individual and community resources. First Place for Youth works to ensure that all foster youth have the opportunity to experience a safe and supported transition from foster care. The My First Place program consists of a supportive housing program, an academic enrichment program, counseling, youth community center, and collaboration with other Bay Area organizations.

Program Goals:

The goal of the My First Place program is:

  • Obtain the skills necessary to live independently and succeed on one's own

Contact Information

Aron Sumii
Agency/Affiliation: First Place for Youth
Phone: (510) 272-0979
Fax: (510) 272-9303

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2014

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: September 2006

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: September 2006