Central Dallas Ministries works with youth who "age out" of Texas foster care programs at age 18. We refer to our program as TRAC--Transition Resource Action Center. Led by program director, Evy Kay Ritzen, our TRAC team staffs a one-stop shop for these special young people. Over 40% of the youth who age out deal with all sorts of problems such as housing, no high school diploma, employment, mental health issues to name a few. Our staff serves the 19-county CPS region and we staff a smaller office in Fort Worth.
Recently, CNN aired a report on a similar program working in California. It reminded me of TRAC and I thought I should pass it along. Your feedback is welcomed and appreciated.