• beyond emancipation

    Our mission is to support Alameda County’s current and former foster and probation youth to make successful transitions to adulthood and living independently.

programs & services

Beyond Emancipation (B:E) uses an innovative coaching approach, Creative, Connected, Resourceful, Whole (CCRW) throughout all of our services.

Housing:

Provides a safe and stable base for youth as they learn to thrive as young adults.

Education:

Help youth secure their high school diploma or GED, and enter post-secondary education.

Employment:

Prepare youth for a wide variety of living wage jobs and careers.

Transitions:

Support young people emancipating from foster care to help manage and overcome the challenges they face as they enter adulthood.

consider the facts

Each year, nearly 5,000 foster youth in California emancipate from the foster care system. In Alameda County between 300-400 youth leave foster care annually. With little education, few job skills, and often physical and mental health concerns, Alameda County’s emancipated youth are at very high risk for homelessness, substance abuse, unintended pregnancy, and incarceration.

50%

Up to 50% of foster youth will experience homelessness at some point after leaving the system.

69%

Over 69% of youth leaving care become involved in the criminal justice system

47%

47% of youth leaving care are unable to obtain and maintain employment.

There are many ways you can help us provide services and programs to help former foster youth succeed.

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meet our youth

Each year, B:E provides services and support to over 900 current and former foster youth in Alameda County. We invite you to meet few of them: young men and women who have risen above the significant challenges of life in foster care and begun to build lives full of possibilities. Read their stories here!

Rashawn

LaTrenda

Mori

Chance

B:E News

Oscar Grant Foundation

Oscar Grant’s legacy of giving lives on through mother’s charity...

Bay Area News Group

Share the Spirit: B:E helps former foster youth take control of their lives...

The Chronicle of Social Change

Filmmaker Tells His Story of Success After Foster Care...

KQED: The California Report

Foster Kids Learn About Nutrition, Get Job Training in Oakland Program...

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our supporters & partners

We sincerely thank all of our supporters and partners. You help us provide critically-needed supportive programs and services to over 1,000 Alameda County foster youth each year. We couldn’t do it without you! Read more about our partners here!

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We provide space for youth to build capacity, expand possibilities and achieve success in five core areas: housing, education, employment, permanency and wellness. And with your support, we can accomplish much more.

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