Journey to Adult Success

When young adults age out of foster care at age 18, many aren’t sure where to turn.

Unlike their peers, they lack a safety net — and, often, a roof — to support them when things don’t go as planned.

Here in Green Bay, we’re attempting to rewrite that story. 

The JAS House has helped me achieve more than a few goals. I’ve gotten a job and started a savings account, learning basic yet fundamental lessons about living in an apartment and how to work as a team with the other residents. JAS helped pull me out of a rut and regain some balance in my life.” ~ Simon

We provide the stepping stones that at-risk youth need

Finding your way can be tough for any young adult — but it’s especially challenging for those transitioning out of foster care. Journey to Adult Success offers resources and support that help youth forge their paths to adulthood.

A safe place to live

We provide a stable, affordable home — and community — for youth as they learn to make it on their own.

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Life skills coaching

We offer one-on-one coaching in careers, personal finance, and other relevant skills, thereby enabling self-reliant futures.

Permanence + connection

We create a network of reliable adults and peers that accompany our youth wherever life takes them.

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of youth will be homeless within 1–3 years of leaving foster care

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of female youth will be pregnant within 2 years of leaving foster care

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of former foster youth have been involved with the criminal justice system

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of Wisconsin's foster youth were over the age of 14 in 2018

Get Involved

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s “Philanthropy: Civic Engagement Through Giving Class” announced today (May 6, 2021) that a $10,000 grant will be given to the nonprofit organization, Journey to Adult Success in Green Bay.

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How are we funded?

We fund Journey to Adult Success in a variety of ways.

  • Rent: Our residents pay rent on a sliding scale.
  • Income-producing unit: JAS House has an attached apartment that we rent out for monthly income. As we expand, we hope to replicate this model, as it will enable us to spend more time working with our residents and less time fundraising.
  • Community collaboration: We cooperate with a range of ongoing social service programs, taking advantage of funding opportunities already available in the community.
  • Donations: We are incredibly grateful for individual and corporate donations of any size. Past donors include the Cloud FoundationLet Me Be Frank Productions; Dan Holstead; Green Bay P.E.O., Chapter BS; U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation; Green Bay Packers; WG&R Furniture; K.C. Stock Foundation; and Cornerstone Foundation of Northeastern Wisconsin, Inc.