Youth Transitioning to Adulthood
SaintA is committed to providing high quality service to foster youth of all ages, including those who must leave the system when they turn 18. These young people face countless challenges during their transition to adulthood. We serve them in a number of ways.
The Youth Transitioning to Adulthood (YTA) Program, formerly called Independent Living Services, provides long-term support and guidance to youth ages 14-25 who are exiting (or have exited from) the foster care system. With a focus on education, employment and life skill development, program services are designed to ensure that youth engage in positive relationships and explore and pursue further education and employment goals in order to reach independence. The YTA case manager is at the center of the success of this program, serving as a mentor, teacher and advocate. An additional focus is on enhancing nurturing, supportive relationships as long-term connections.
Through compassionate mentoring and a focus on concrete skills, we walk with our participants. We want all of them to gain the knowledge and skills they need to live as independently as possible and to work toward achieving their personal and career goals. We also actively work through the Wisconsin Association of Family and Children’s Agencies and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and other interested stakeholders to increase awareness, establish partnerships and direct needed funding to support young people who are aging out of care.
Please visit the Get Involved section of the SaintA website to learn more about how you can help. In the YTA department, we can always use gift cards for our youth (some ideas include Target, Walmart, McDonald’s, etc.). Gift cards or checks with the designation “YTA gift cards” can be mailed to:SaintA – YTA
C/O Chief Administrative Officer
3333 N. Mayfair Rd., Ste 110
Wauwatosa, WI 53222
Our Youth Transitioning to Adulthood offices are located at 6737 W. Washington St., Suite 4400, West Allis, WI 53214.
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