THRU Project IN THE MEDIA

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April 8, 2020

It’s hard enough for a foster teen who turns 18 and ages out of the system, but now they must deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The THRU Project has always helped these teens bridge the gap between foster care and adulthood by providing guidance and resources.

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March 15, 2020

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.

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January 29, 2020

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.

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August 16, 2019

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.

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Aug 9, 2019

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.

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July 20, 2019

The Barrios Family has been a long-time supporter of THRU Project and its youth. Read more about the amazing legacy of the San Antonio family who has a HUGE heart for those in need. 

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January 10, 2019

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. 

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June 13, 2019

In December 2015, a federal judge in Corpus Christi deemed the Texas foster care system unconstitutional, prompting a reform the foster care system into Community Based Care.

How THRU Project and other organizations who exist to help after-care figure into the plan of "community care"

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August 14, 2018

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

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June 21, 2018

THRU Project offers rent-free apartments, teaches youth to live independently.

Update on THRU Project's housing pilot program participants. Meet Jacob and Moet, hear their stories in their own words.

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July 18, 2017

The hour-long special produced by KSAT that helped shine a HUGE spotlight on the foster care community in Texas.

THRU Project and the story of one of our youth is featured in this groundbreaking special.

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Jun 2, 2017

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

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May 11, 2017

Nonprofit finds mentors to help foster youths transition to life on their own

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November 23, 2017

Pilot program aims to prevent homelessness for former foster youths

Read about when our Next Step Housing Program began! 

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October 2, 2017

An article from 2017 which outlines in detail the struggles of going into care, being in care, and aging out. 

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Jan 17, 2017

Alex Zielinski used her platform, The San Antonio Current, to highlight the plight of San Antonio foster youth.

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November 27, 2014

THRU Project co-founder Steve O’Donnell is a foster kid who found his way.

Read more about one of THRU Project's co-founders in this incredible article!

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Nov. 30, 2013

Elaine Andries Hartle, CEO of THRU Project assists a former foster youth at the PAL aftercare center. 

Read more about the beginnings of THRU Project.

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