Each year, about 23,000 young people “age out” of foster care because they reach the age of legal adulthood — anywhere from 18 to 21, depending on the state. All of these young people lack a permanent legal relationship with a biological or adoptive parent or adult guardian. That is why it is so important to provide assistance and resources to help them transition into adulthood and to set them up for success.

The following list is intended to serve as a quick guide to many of the resources available in the Concho Valley area for former foster children transitioning to independent living. If you can’t find what you need here, please consult one of the websites listed or call the Transition Center at (325) 655-3821.

General Assistance

Housing & Transportation

Employment Assistance

Health Resources

Financial Assistance

Food Resources

Education & Training

Miscellaneous Assistance