- To provide families and youth in need with safe, local affordable housing
- To help those in care develop the lifeskills necessary to become self-sufficient
- To help youth to develop a community-based support-system
- To keep youth in their community and avoid homelessness or incarceration post care
50% of foster youth face homelessness within two years of exiting the foster care system.
25% of the homeless reported in San Luis Obispo County are between the ages of 18 and 24 and many are living "unsheltered."
Children in families experiencing homelessness have increased incidence of illness, and are more likely to have emotional and behavioral problems.
Since the the implementation of our Housing and Support Services, FCNI has housed almost 1,000 youth between the ages of 16 to 24, and served almost 150 homeless families.
$20 million is the amount FCNI is saving the community during the lifespan of the youth in our supportive housing programs.
Housing Support Program (HSP)
In Partnership with the Department of Social Services, HSP provides affordable housing for homeless families, or those at-risk of becoming so. Program participants are provided necessary case management services for life skills development, one-on-one guidance, work group classes and community linkage to ensure their successful transition to self-sufficiency post care.
Transitional Housing Placement Program for Minor Foster Children (THPP-M)
A structured, intensive program for foster youth preparing to leave the foster care system, providing youth with independent housing, substantial one-on-one counseling, support, instruction and guidance.
Transitional Housing Placement Plus Program (THP+)
THP+ is a supportive housing program for transitional aged youth (18-24) who are not in foster care. Participants are provided with affordable housing, case management and one-on-one life skill development assistance.
Transitional Housing Placement Program for Non-Minor Dependents (THPP-NMD)
Pursuant to AB12, passed into law in 2010 and implemented in 2012, THPP-NMD is a placement option for foster youth age 18-21 (Non-Minor Dependents) who are provided affordable housing and a wide range of supportive services, including one-on-one lifeskills development assistance and case management in order to successfully establish permanency and self-sufficiency.
We're committed to creating linkages for community members to get more involved in achieving our mission to enhance lives. Through Community Engagement, we provide Mentoring, Interning, Tutoring and other Volunteer opportunities, helping to match an individual's heart to serve with a critical agency need.
Through Donor Engagement, we partner with our community to acquire goods and services for our youth and families, as well as develop alternative sources of revenue for expanding our services and programs to meet our community's needs. Donor Engagement focuses on donor development, fundraising and special events, service-related enterprises, endowment, and planned giving.
Why We Do It
Housing & Support Services
How It Works
Affordable, secure housing, combined with support services for homeless families or those at risk of homelessness, and current or former Transitional Age Foster Youth (ages 16 to 24) to help them become successfully self-sufficient.