Imagine FOYER OF PHILADELPHIA

Foyer of Philadelphia Night Resource Program

Will not be in operation for the 2013-2014 winter


Foyer of Philadelphia is providing rental assistance for up to one year for young adults who are homeless or housing insecure, between the ages of 10 to 24, and are currently enrolled in school with a source of income.

Serving homeless L.G.B.T.Q young adults in the city of Philadelphia

Services that will be provided by the Foyer

  • Supportive Housing:  subsidize affordable housing will provide for participants enrolled in the program.
  • Educational Services: all participant will work towards achieving an academic goal, such as obtaining their GED or completing vocational training.
  • Experiential Learning: Participants will gain work experience through employment opportunities provided at one of the businesses at FOP apparel or at a partnering company.
  • Supportive services: all participants involved in the program will be provided with case management services to address their psychosocial needs.
  •  Step Down Services:  upon completion of the program participants will be provided with supportive services to aid their success in achieving independence

Mission

Foyer of Philadelphia's mission is to facilitate LGBTQ young adults transition from foster care and/or homelessness to self-sufficiency and independence.  The agency provides LGBTQ young adults with educational opportunities, employment resources, and housing stability.  The comprehensive services available through "Foyer" benefit participants by enriching their skills and developing their self-awareness as they mature into adulthood.

To learn more contact us at: info@foyerofphiladelphia.org

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that nationally the number of homeless and runaway youth ranges from 575,000 to 1.6 million per year (Robertson, M.J. & Toor, PA 1998) according to the National Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Task Force between 20 percent and 40 percent of all homeless youth identify as Lesbian Gay Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT).