The Need for Expansion
The last two years of the pandemic highlighted the need for additional affordable housing. Unfortunately, with the current shortage, our youth find it even more difficult to obtain housing due to not meeting the necessary landlord requirements. As a result, we are currently turning youth away and are not able to provide a transitional step.
“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.
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.
of youth will be homeless within 1–3 years of leaving foster care
of female youth will be pregnant within 2 years of leaving foster care
of former foster youth have been involved with the criminal justice system
of Wisconsin's foster youth were over the age of 14 in 2018
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 Foundation; Let 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.