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The mission of Roots and Wings is to provide young adults who age out of the foster care system of New Jersey with safe housing, education, counseling, and life skills in order to empower them towards self-sufficiency.
Remember turning 18? Maybe heading off to college or starting a new job? Now imagine attempting these milestones without the support of your family -- without parents to encourage, guide, and come home to. This is the reality for hundreds of New Jersey youths exiting foster care, trying to navigate alone a world in which they are ill-equipped to thrive. Study after study shows these young adults are at extremely high risk for unemployment, poor educational outcomes, early parenthood, increased rates of incarceration and homelessness.
But you can make a difference with us!Roots and Wings provides young adults who age out of the foster care system in New Jersey with safe housing, education, counseling and life skills in order to empower them towards self-sufficiency. Our model works -- we have the outcomes to prove it -- and we couldn't do it without volunteers.