AGING OUT OF FOSTER CARE

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THRU Project bridges the gap between foster care and adulthood for youth who age out of the foster care system.

Exiting foster care alone at age 18 can be overwhelming. The statistics show increased rates of homelessness, unplanned pregnancy, and incarceration amongst foster alumni.

THRU Project provides foster youth, ages 14 and up, with a volunteer mentor, free bus passes & cell phones, crucial life skills training, and affordable & stable housing.

FORMER FOSTER YOUTH REACHED SINCE 2011

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YOUR SUPPORT CAN HELP US MAKE A GREATER IMPACT!

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Are you a foster youth?

Aging out of foster care doesn’t mean you are on your own. We can help connect you to resources, including a volunteer mentor who can serve as a listening ear as you transition to independent living.

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Are you a caring adult?

A few hours of your time each month can make a big impact. Find out how you can make a difference in the life of a former foster youth. We’ll give you everything you need to serve as a THRU Project Mentor.

UPCOMING EVENTS

NEWS & ARTICLES

Kym’s Angels Makes Surprise Investment

Support that creates positive change for the San Antonio Community! It’s not often you meet two people with such a…

Words From A Mentor

Carol Bertsch and THRU Youth Elysia have been matched for three years. Together, they have celebrated important milestones like high…

2021 Gala most successful in THRU Project history!

The weather was perfect, the ambience of the venue was magnificent, and the excitement of the night was shared by…

Introducing Our New CEO

THRU Project announced today that effective immediately, Elaine Andries Hartle will step down as CEO of the 10-year old nonprofit that…

Announcing Our 2021 Gala Honorary Chair

THRU Project is proud to announce Jenna Saucedo-Herrera as Honorary Chair of our 2021 Gala, a Casino Night to "Bet…

Thank You 2021 Fashion Show Sponsors

After a year delay due to COVID, we finally got to put on our THRU to Success Fashion Show &…

Career Fair 2021

Since all of us at THRU Project put into action our idea to launch THRU Works, a new program where…

Thank You 2020 THRU Project Gala Sponsors

Our 2020 virtual gala entitled "THRU You" was a huge success! We want to take this space for a special…

Foster Care Survivor, Covid and 19

Estella was 13 years old when she was placed into foster care after enduring sexual physical and emotional abuse living…

Making a Business Case for Youth Who Age Out of Foster Care

As a mentor with THRU Project for youth who age out of foster care, I've met a lot of young…