Working primarily with youth and young adults currently in or transitioning from the foster care, juvenile justice, and mental health systems, The Foundling’s YVLifeSet program gives young adults the support and guidance they need to make a successful transition to adulthood.
YVLifeSet is a promising evidence-based model implemented nationwide to support young people in making a successful transition to adulthood. This is especially critical for the 20,000 youth who age out of the foster care system every year, where many of them go on to struggle with homelessness and unemployment. Since this evidence-based model was launched in 1999, YVLifeSet has helped more than 13,000 young people in the United States aging out of state custody or other care arrangements successfully transition to independence. The Foundling partnered with New Yorkers for Children to launch our YVLifeSet program in 2018.