Journey House's Mission

is to support former foster and probation youth to live fully independent, successful lives.

Founded in 1983, Journey House provides emotional support and guidance, as well as financial aid to help them with the cost of attending college and vocational schools.

Our goal is to create opportunities for advancement in education, economic stability, and a better quality of life for former foster youth.

Foster Youth Facts

HOUSING

20%

percentage of foster care youth will become homeless upon turning 18
EDUCATION

58%

of foster youth graduate from
high school
EMPLOYMENT

50%

of foster youth who age out of the system will have gainful employment by the age of 24
INCARCERATION

81%

of males in foster care have been arrested (compared to 17% of peers not in foster care)

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DID YOU KNOW that a child in the foster care or probation state system, who cannot be reunified with his family or become adopted, remains in foster care until he or she ages out at 18 years old with the option to stay in foster care up to age 21? On the day of their "emancipation", they are expected to be able to provide their own food, shelter, clothing, transportation, medical care, and college expenses with little additional assistance.  

Profiles in Reslience

Victor

I was born in Mexico and came to California at age 8. I entered the foster care system as a teenager and lived in group homes until I was 18. I had no place to live after I emancipated from the foster care system so I entered into a transitional housing program called Youth Moving On (YMO) in Pasadena. I got a part-time job working in a warehouse, but realized I needed more education. I am proud to say that I received my Associated of Arts degree from Pasadena City College in June 2016. I graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills with a bachelor’s degree in 2018. My ultimate career goal is to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) working with families that need support and help once they find themselves involved with child protective agencies.  After many years separated from my mother, our relationship has become closer and she was helpful to me while I attended school.

 

I heard of Journey House many years ago, but once I turned twenty four, I realized that I needed help to transfer from PCC to a university. Jorge was very helpful in getting me into Cal State Dominguez Hills. I also enjoy the Journey House social events and being around other former foster youth.

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EMPLOYMENT

ASSISTANCE

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EDUCATIONAL

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HOUSING

ASSISTANCE

In Their Own Words

CASSANDRA

UCLA Sociology and Education Studies

Journey House has helped me on numerous occasions.They’re great at assuring me that we’re all figuring it out— and they’re there to help us. I am very, very, very (count the very’s) grateful I have Journey House to reach out to! 

Contact

1232 N. Los Robles Ave. Pasadena · CA 91104 · United States

(626) 798-9478 

 contact@journeyhouseyouth.org

Journey House is a federally exempt 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

Tax I.D. # 95-3838636

 
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(626) 798-9478 

1232 N. Los Robles Ave. Pasadena · CA 91104 · United States

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