Who do we help?

Who do we help?

Hearts to Homes does not take applications for assistance from individual young adults, but instead partners with some of the finest child welfare agencies in New York City, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Nassau and Suffolk counties in order to assist young adults who are aging out of their programs.

We rely on these agencies to nominate qualified young adults who are aging out of foster care and:

  • are at least 18 years old,
  • are residents of NYC, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Nassau and Suffolk counties
  • have earned a high school diploma or GED certificate.*

Our partner agencies provide programs that ensure that each young adult is prepared for independence. The benefits provided by Hearts to Homes complement these existing support programs. Together, we improve the odds of a successful transition from foster care to independence.

*Effective June, 2022, a referred youth who is actively pursuing the completion of their GED, may be referred if they have passed any two parts of this exam.

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