This Honoring Emancipated Youth Housing Guide provides practical advice on how to find and keep housing for transitional age and former foster youth. The guide was written by former foster youth, volunteers and community members. This guide is dedicated to housing and is a valuable resource to any young person, but especially former foster youth and disconnected transitional aged youth. This guide strives to provide guidance to youth ages 18-24 to procure safe and affordable housing.
Note: This guide was written for California youth, but was included here because of the valuable information contained within.
The Guide is is entirely written, edited and designed by young volunteers, several of whom have had experience in the foster care and homeless systems.
In an Emergency, Call 911
Looking for help in
Call 211 or
Call 311 in New York City
Suicide Crisis Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) Toll Free
Child Abuse & Maltreatment Hotline
1-800-342-3720, Toll Free
1-800-342-3720, NY Relay
Vulnerable Persons Central Register (VPCR) Hotline
1-855-373-2122 Toll Free
Post Adoption Help for Families
1-888-692-9355 (1-888-NYC-WELL) Toll Free
1-800-442-HOPE (4673) National Youth Crisis (Hopeline) Toll Free
2-1-1 Toll Free
3-1-1 (NYC Only) Toll Free
1-800-786-2929 (1-800-RUNAWAY) or TEXT 66008 Toll Free
1-212-982-5284 Call 711 (Relay) NYC Well TTY
Pre- and Post-Adoption Services
888-354-1342 Toll Free
Social Security Office Locator
1-800-772-1213 Toll Free
1-855-322-1022 Toll Free
Information and support for individuals and families with behavioral, emotional, physical and/or mental health challenges.
Help given to a person or organization in the form of money, loans, reduced taxes, etc.
Information regarding the discrimination against people with physical/mental disabilities, as well as information on protective services.
Planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of activities designed to achieve specific learning objectives and help resolve problems.