VOICES brings together more than 40 partnering agencies to provide housing, education, employment and wellness services to transitioning youth, ages 16-24. Created and run by former foster youth, VOICES is the first organization of its kind in the nation.
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Each year, we serve approximately 1,200 youth emancipating out of foster care, group homes, mental health, and probation. The services that we provide help these youth successfully transition into independent adulthood, while providing them with a loving community and place to call home. Find out more >>


On the northern edge of downtown Santa Rosa stands a two-story Victorian home that looks warm and inviting. Nobody lives there, but the living room is usually full. The house at 714 Mendocino Ave. serves as the headquarters for the Voices program,...
VOICES is an innovative, youth-led program offering support services for kids who have aged out of foster homes. The name is an acronym for Voice Our Independent Choices for Emancipation Services. They began seven years ago in Napa, and expanded to...
California has the largest population of foster care children in the United States. For youth who must leave the system when they become 18, the statistics look bleak: 65 percent of them emancipate without a place to live. Fewer than three percent...
A new youth center led by young adults opened it's doors in Salinas Thursday, aiming to help teens just out of foster care.

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