Avoiding the Precipice: An Evaluation of Aunt Leah’s Link Program in Supporting Youth from Foster Care

Avoiding the Precipice: An Evaluation of Aunt Leah’s Link Program in Supporting Youth from Foster Care

Aunt Leah’s Link program helps youth from care to successfully transition out of government care and live independently. The program is for young people ages 19 to 25, and provides support in a variety of areas including help with housing, job searches, education planning, goal-­setting, applying for income assistance, and linking youth to needed community services. Short-­term emergency housing is also available, as well as access to food, clothing and other supplies if needed.

This evaluation project aims to find out what difference this type of support makes for young people transitioning to independence in order to better understand what makes a positive difference to young adults during this transition period.

Evaluation Summary

ORGANIZATION: University of Victoria
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014
LOCATION: BC, Canada