help us

bridge the gap

THRU Project BRIDGES THE GAP 

between foster care & adulthood

#THRUAWARENESS

Every year an estimated 20,000+ youth age out of the foster care system in the United States.

In San Antonio-Region 8, approximately 220 youth emancipated from state

care in 2018. 

Of those youth, the average stay in care was nearly 4 years with an average of almost 

7 different placements during their time in the system.

#THRUCHALLENGES

With so much upheaval and uncertainty in the lives of these youth, it’s easy to identify the obstacles to success.

Lack of a strong supportive network

Gaps in learning crucial life skills in childhood

#THRUSTABILITY

Our Services & Programs support our mission of providing foster youth support, guidance, and advocacy.

30% of our youth have been matched with their mentor for at least 1 year!

68% of THRU Youth 18 & over are employed. 

95% of THRU Youth are either currently enrolled in school, graduated or received their GED!

THRU Project Mentors have spent more than 1100 hours with their youth.

The THRU Project Next Step Housing Program graduates have collectively saved over $22,000 and are living independently because of the stability and support you gave them.

555

YOUTH

SERVED

since 2011

9

HOUSING

GRADUATES

since 2018

2

HOUSING

PROGRAM

PARTNERS

Together we are changing lives. With you, we have helped:

NEXT STEP HOUSING

10 youth experienced  stability like never before. They are able to learn and grow in a safe environment. 

MENTORING

146 former foster youth no longer feel alone and have someone in their corner

LIFE-SKILLS

146 former foster youth have access to the tools and knowledge they need

CELL PHONES

 33 former foster youth have a connection to the world with smart phone cell service

BUS PASSES

 169 former foster youth have access to reliable transportation with semester bus passes

Help Bridge the Gap. 

We need your help to bridge the gap and provide stable housing to current and former foster youth on their journey toward adulthood.

Let these youth know they are not alone.

Give the gift of hope this holiday season. 

Your donation will help us to:

  • Recruit new Youth Mentors

  • Cover the costs of background checks

  • Enable ongoing supervision and support for both youth and volunteers

  • provide support services including: cell phone service, bus passes, life-skills workshops and housing

EIN: 46-3961089 

When you give to THRU Project this holiday season, you remind our youth that there is hope and they are not forgotten. Your gift helps to provide stable housing for former foster youth, giving them a safety net as they grow and gain new skills. Together we are ending homelessness, helping youth navigate life after foster care and become successful, responsible adults.

THRU Project can now accept stock donations!

THRU Project’s  E*Trade account number is  3823-0642

E*Trade’s  DTC number : 0385

 

E*TRADE Securities LLC
PO Box 484
Jersey City, NJ 07303-0484

 

Questions?

Contact 

       Elaine Hartle at  Elainehartle@thruproject.org

or

       Gabriella Franklin at  Gabriella@thruproject.org

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8103 Broadway, Suite 201 
San Antonio, Texas 78209

210-852-0220   |   info@thruproject.org

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