Who We Are
When I transitioned out of Foster Care into homelessness in Evansville, IN at the age of 16, I struggled to find housing and services that could help me and my son. At the time, there were no organizations in existence that could help me transition successfully. I immediately became one of the 29,100 youth that transition out of Foster Care in the United States who fail to do so successfully. Only 3% (900) a year, transition out of the institution successfully. I decided to change that percentage by creating an organization that provided a solid foundation for success for those who transitioned out of foster care and found themselves, like me, homeless and struggling to survive. Foster Care In The U.S. is that organization. We prioritize services and resources to marginalized, underserved, populations of homeless, transitional foster care, and at-risk youth and young adults.
We offer direct-intervention services and programs which address the socioeconomic barriers hindering the upward mobility of homeless youth and young adults. The historical IATT House, located in the Promise Neighborhood of Jacobsville, is the first, and only, Permanent Supportive Housing home, in the city’s hsitory, which specifically addresses the homeless youth and young adult crisis currently facing Evansville, IN.
As an African American woman and entrepreneur, it was important for me to create this valuable community resource and leave a legacy of positive change for generations to come. The home is one of many that we will build here, and across the U.S., where the need for housing and resources is greatest for this demographic.
Foster Care In The U.S. Inc., is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, headquartered in Evansville, IN.
Our mission is to improve the outocmes of homeless, transitional foster care and at-risk youth and young adults. We accomplish our mission through the provision of dedicated services and housing.
80% of our activities and services are supported entirely through the generosity of donations, and 20% through local, and private grant programs and funders. We are not a State or Federal Government run program.
We designed our organization to keep pace with the changing needs of the demographic that we serve and the economic climate that we live in. Through evidence and research-based housing and services programs, we provide program participants with the tools they need to become self-sufficient.
The IATT House, located at 23 E. Columbia St in Evansville, IN, is the first, and only, Permanent Supportive Housing program for homeless, foster care and at-risk youth and young adults in Evansville’s history.
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