StepStones’ Youth Support Services Program provides unique and impact-driven assistance to children and youth in and from foster care. We meet each young person where they are at intake to our program and pair them with one-to-one Youth Connection Coordinators who assess their housing, education, and mental health needs and create plans with them towards achieving stability and goals. Our initiatives within our YSS program include homelessness prevention through connecting youth with long-term caregivers and offering housing grants and supports; emergency provisions and expanded housing and mental health support through our COVID-19 Emergency Response and Relief Program; guidance, connection, and belonging through mentorship, community connections, and network development; and ongoing mental health support with internal and partner organization services. We believe that every young person has the right to belong with people who love and support them unconditionally, regardless of their family or socio-economic status.
Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation.