BENEFITING: Lad Lake Inc
Thousands of kids enter foster care each year due to severe abuse, neglect or abandonment. When the adolescents who do not get adopted turn 18, they are sent out on their own because they have "aged out" of the foster care system. 40% of these young people become homeless within the first two years of turning 18, because they don't have the support or skills needed to live independently and succeed. That's where Lad Lake comes in, and that's where you can help.
Our Independent Living Program was designed to teach young adults valuable life skills – like budgeting, grocery shopping, how to pay bills and lease their first apartment – while providing the support they need to live independently for the first time, get on their feet and find success in life.
Each year, Lad Lake assists more than 260 foster kids in successfully making the transition from foster care to independent living, but we can’t do it alone. That’s why we hope you will consider making a financial gift to Lad Lake, so that together we can give these young adults a firm foundation and the opportunities they deserve.