THRU project has finalized a partnership with Family Tapestry to become San Antonio’s newest Supervised Independent Living (SIL) provider. THRU is working along Highland Commercial Properties and their thirteen apartment locations to help teens who enter back into extended foster care. These adult teens have the ability to learn about adulthood while having their own place to call home.
An effort called #LoveDelivered collects Valentine's Day cards and fuzzy socks for children in the foster care system. Thanks to our partnership with Hunter's Day 1 Bags and Backpacks, THRU Project youth felt a little extra love this Valentine's Day.
2nd graders in Boerne ISD made special cards that will be sent to children in foster care. Some of the area organizations include SJRC Texas in Bulverde and New Braunfels, Meadowlands and the THRU Project.
Panelists also include Saven Hoff, a foster care youth who participated in the THRU Project, which provides guidance, support, and advocacy to youth to prepare them for life after foster care. The organization sets them up with an advisor who acts as a friend and life coach. Most organizations do not provide services past the age of 21, but at the THRU Project, there are no age limitations.
Steve O’Donnell understands the challenges that young adults who age out of foster care face when they turn 18 because before he co-founded a successful food company, he grew up in and aged out of that system. He promised himself that if he made it someday, he would find a way to help prevent young adult former foster children from falling through the cracks.
It's powerful to know how a little bit of someone's time can make a huge impact on our youth who are in foster care. On this episode of KENS-5's "Good People," THRU Project was invited to help remind us all that we can make a difference and it doesn’t take much.
Local organizations providing supportive services to foster care youth are met together at St. Phillips College to start a dialogue on what a one-stop shop would look like to provide San Antonio foster youth and alumni with resources to develop life skills, pursue higher education, and become productive members of their community once they age out of the foster care system
THRU Project advocates for our youth at all levels: local, state, and federal.
Here's a story when THRU was called upon to comment when DFPS quietly removed and significantly altered anti-discrimination language from a document informing foster kids of their constitutional rights