What life at JAS House is like
If you’re a young adult who’s aging out of foster care, you might be worried about your next step. Where will you live? How will you support yourself?
JAS House can help. We’re a nonprofit whose mission is to serve young people just like you. The heart of our organization is a transitional housing facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where we host up to six young adults at a time.
While living here, you’ll share a room, pay subsidized rent, and work, volunteer, or study for at least 40 hours a week. Besides a comfy bed and new friends, you’ll also receive one-on-one coaching as you look for a job and learn to live on your own.
What you’ll gain:
A long-term career plan
Knowledge of cooking and nutrition
Interpersonal relationships skills
Experience in managing a household
A lifelong network of friends and mentors
What past JAS-ers say
JAS house means sooo much to me! Even at my lowest, I can count on JAS house staff to come to my rescue — whether I’m a resident or not, I know that they will always have my back! We’re a family.
When I turned 18, I didn’t know where to go or who to trust. Living at JAS house helped me land on my feet. I stayed for nine months and now have my own apartment and a degree from the tech college. I couldn’t have done it without JAS.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who's eligible to live at JAS House?
We serve young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 — primarily those who have aged out of foster care, been touched by foster care, or are otherwise considered “high risk.” We welcome youth from anywhere in the country, though we do not cover travel expenses to Green Bay.
How can I sign up myself or my client for JAS House?
Click here to complete an application, or call 920-609-5071 to discuss your specific needs with a team member.
How much does it cost?
JAS charges a subsidized rent of $250 per month. This covers your shared room and utilities in a safe, homelike environment, as well as one-on-one coaching and other program offerings.
Is there a curfew? Or other rules?
In addition to being responsible for general house upkeep, you must agree to participate in coaching and informational sessions to help you progress toward your goals. On evenings when you need to work or attend school the next day, you’ll also be expected to come home by a certain time.
Will you help me find a job?
Yes! Our team will offer coaching and support as you write your resume, prepare for interviews, and search for opportunities.
How long can I live at JAS House?
You can stay at JAS House for up to two years, though most residents stay for less. Each participant has different timelines; you’ll move out once you’ve gained the skills and financial stability to live on your own.
What if I'm not aging out of foster care, but still need a place to stay?
You’re welcome to apply for a spot at JAS House. We will review your application and make a decision based on need and availability.