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10.25.2020

Just because you turn 18 and age out of foster care, it doesn't mean that the system that protected you for all those years will protect you once you age out. THRU Project exists to help bridge that gap: between foster care and adulthood.

 

THRU Project has to raise $200,000 to support our programs in 2021. Our annual gala has always served as the main way we raise the funds necessary for the following year. We need your help to continue offering the kind of level of support and guidance that has helped over 700+ foster youth from Bexar County transition into adulthood.

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In a national study of 18-23 year olds who are currently in foster or aged out of foster care: 

‘There’s nowhere for them to go’: THRU Project helping SA foster youth who are impacted by COVID-19 crisis

THRU Project Youth Statistics:

PRE-COVID

THRU Youth 

Employed

68%

COVID

THRU Youth 

lost their jobs

15%

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20%

of thru youth report

unstable housing

This often means couch-surfing or the youth are homeless. 

Through emergency funds, THRU Project has been able to assist 40 youth with rent assistance during the COVID pandemic.